Shuttle Endeavour Set for Final Flight from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday
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UPDATED 5 P.M. SUNDAY -- Space Coast Floridians may get one last chance to see NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour lift off from Cape Canaveral.
The retired shuttle, attached Friday to the top of a Boeing 747 for a cross-country trip, was set to depart Monday morning until an unfavorable weather forecast forced a postponement until Tuesday, Sept. 18.
The final shuttle built, Endeavour is heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, stopping for a couple of days at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The flight is expected to emulate the January travel of the shuttle Enterprise, which conducted a low flyover of Kennedy Space Center and the beaches around the Cape before heading to New York for display at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.
Endeavour made 25 missions between May 1992 and May 2011,
The shuttle Discovery is to be put on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum. The shuttle Atlantis is to remain in the Visitor Complex at Kennedy Space Center
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