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Endeavour fever! Fans gather across Los Angeles to see the shuttle's final flight

by Brand & Martínez

Rows of portable chairs now spill onto Imperial Ave. in El Segundo, where hundreds vie for a good view of the LAX tarmac. The Endeavour is expected to land at the airport around 11:30 a.m. Brian Watt/KPCC

Excitement is building throughout the city as the Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its way to L.A.

The shuttle departed Edwards Air Force base this morning, after a one hour delay. Angelenos across the city have gathered to catch a glimpse of the famed ship. It will fly over several areas of Los Angeles before landing.

KPCC's Brian Watt reports from El Segundo where he has a view of LAX's tarmac, and he says the place is packed.

"You can't get a better spot. Even the city of El Segundo has put up a stage with reserved seating."

The Endeavour is currently looping around the Bay Area.


Brain Wattis a reporter for KPCC and he is in El Segundo, overlooking the airport. He is surrounded by fans of the shuttle.

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