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Shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport

Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, passes over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Endeavour is making a final trek across the country to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 21, 2012 - 3:58 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks.

Strapped to the back of a 747 jumbo jet, Endeavour touched down Friday afternoon after a nearly 5-hour flyover.

Endeavour will retire at the California Science Center. Before its retirement, it took to the skies, looping over the state capitol, Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Sign and other icons.

Thousands turned out to see Endeavour soar one last time.

Endeavour flew 25 missions and spent 299 days in space.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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