The Endeavour Space Shuttle’s historic two-day, 12-mile journey to its new home at the California Science Center is almost underway! If you’re one of the thousands of Los Angelenos who want to catch a glimpse of the shuttle up close, here are details on the best public viewing areas to see it crawl by!
Keep in mind, that many streets will be shut down and many sidewalk areas will be out of use due to the space needed for the massive shuttle to be transported without difficulty. Crews will begin closing down streets along the route on Thursday – click here to view all the street closures planned.
Approved public viewing locations for Saturday, Oct. 13th:
- Forum parking lot in Inglewood — 9 a.m.
- Martin Luther King and Crenshaw at Crenshaw Plaza — 2 p.m.
- Bill Robertson Lane at Exposition Park — 8:30 p.m.
Endeavour’s scheduled street route (via CBS LA):
— Leave United Hangar
Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 p.m.
— United Hangar to Twy E17
12:30 a.m. (Friday, Oct. 12)
— Service Road to LAX Gate S1A
— Northside Pkwy. to Lincoln Blvd.
— S. McConnell Ave. to La Tijera Blvd.
— La Tijera Blvd. to Drollinger Parking Lot.
Switch Transporters from Narrow Configuration to Wide Configuration Exit Drollinger Parking Lot at 1:30 p.m.
— Sepulveda Eastway to Manchester Blvd.
— Manchester Blvd. to Osage Ave.
— Osage Ave. to S. Glasgow Ave.
— S. Glasgow Ave to La Cienega Blvd.
Set Orbiter to Dollies from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cross Manchester Bridge from 10:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Set Forward End of Orbiter to SPMT’s from 10:15 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Set Aft End of Orbiter to SPMT’s from 12:05 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (Saturday, Oct. 13)
— S. Ash Ave. to Inglewood Ave.
— Grevillea Ave. to East Hillcrest Blvd.
— East Hillcrest Blvd. to South Prairie Ave.
— South Prairie Ave. to Crenshaw Dr.
— Crenshaw Dr. to Crenshaw Blvd.
— Crenshaw Blvd. to W. 79th St.
— W. 79th St. to West Florence Ave.
— W. Florence Ave. to W. Slauson Ave.
— W. Slauson Ave. to W. Vernon Ave.
— W. Vernon Ave. to MLK
Switch Transporters from Wide Configuration to Narrow Configuration from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
— MLK to Olmsted Ave.
— Olmsted Ave. to 4th Ave.
— 4th Ave. to Western Ave.
— Western Ave. to S. Normandie Ave.
— S. Normandie Ave. to Bill Robertson Ln.
— Bill Robertson Ln. to CSC Pavilion Ramp