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Posted: September 19, 2012 9:23 a.m.
Updated: September 19, 2012 9:23 a.m.

Emergency Management & Law Enforcement officials remind motorists and guests to not stop on roads or highways to view Space Shuttle Endeavour’s arrival at Edwards Air Force Base – Arrival is dependent on favorable weather conditions, operational constraints, and may be subject to change

LOS ANGELES (Mon., Sept. 17, 2012) – Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Space Shuttle Endeavour will now depart NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wed., Sept. 19 and scheduled to arrive at Edwards Air Force Base located in Lancaster on Thu., Sept. 20.

The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and U.S. Air Force are working in concert together for the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s arrival to Los Angeles County Antelope Valley.

Edwards Air Force Base will be closed to the public for the landing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The orbiter will be making a temporary stop on the base, and there will be no public viewing areas for this landing.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour will be transported on top of a NASA Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft when it arrives at Edwards Air Force Base. The now-retired Space Shuttle Endeavour flew 25 missions and landed seven times at Edwards Air Force Base.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to depart from Edwards Air Force Base and fly over the Antelope Valley on Fri., Sept. 21. The target time and date for arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour is flexible, pending favorable weather conditions and operational constraints along its flight path.

Emergency Management and Law Enforcement officials want to remind motorists and visitors to not stop at any time on the roads or highways in order to view or take videotape/photographs of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it flies over the Antelope Valley as it may cause traffic congestion or potential accidents. Also, the terrain in and around Edwards Air Force Base is not deemed safe to drive or park on as it is comprised of deep sand and silt materials that may cause vehicles to sink.

The best opportunity to view the Space Shuttle Endeavour in person will be at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Display Pavilion located at Exposition Park in Los Angeles beginning on Oct. 30.

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