Brand & Martinez for September 21, 2012

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

Brian Watt/KPCC

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

Brothers Lucky and Tanyon Harber from Santa Monica camped out in their space tent to wait for the Space Shuttle Endeavour

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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