SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
Endeavour’s trek around California continues with a pass over the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay area.
Throngs turned out Friday as the shuttle, bolted to a modified jumbo jet, swooped over the iconic bridge.
Earlier in the day, the pair looped around the state Capitol after taking off from the Mojave Desert near where the shuttle fleet was assembled. Endeavour will swing by landmarks in the Los Angeles area including the Hollywood Sign and Disneyland before touching at Los Angeles International Airport.
The youngest of the shuttle fleet, Endeavour flew to space 25 times. It will spend its retirement at the California Science Center near downtown LA.
Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, passes over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)