As space shuttle Endeavour makes it way from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center on Friday and Saturday, "Mission 26" will require street and sidewalk closures in some locations.
The public will have limited opportunities to view the five-story-tall orbiter along its 12-mile route, where in some places the orbiter will come within inches of buildings.
Authorities are advising those hoping to see Endeavour to arrive early, expect heavy traffic and be prepared to stand amid large crowds. Space is limited at all sites.
Key viewing areas are:
- Inglewood City Hall, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday – shuttle will not stop
- The Forum, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday – a special ceremony
- Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards, from 2 to 2:30 a.m. Saturday – a dance performance near Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
- Bill Robertson Lane at Exposition Park, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday – shuttle's final stretch
Inglewood authorities have designated several other sites where viewing is possible along the shuttle route.
The shuttle will open at its permanent home on Oct. 30, when the California Science Center has said public viewing opportunities will be best.
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