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Photos: Space shuttle Endeavour's last trip

Updated 9:11 AM ET, Mon October 15, 2012
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The crew carefully guides the space shuttle Endeavour into its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 14. Endeavour completed a 12-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the science center where it will go on permanent public display. Getty Images
Federico Gonzales is among the many spectators as Endeavour inches down Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday. Getty Images
Doreen Andreotti photographs the space shuttle Sunday as it nears the end of its journey. AFP/Getty Images
The sun rises as the space shuttle Endeavour slowly moves along Martin Luther King Boulevard to the California Science Center on Sunday. Getty Images
The space shuttle Endeavour makes its way down a city street under heavy escort on Saturday, October 13. AFP/Getty Images
A man takes a picture from a rooftop as Endeavour makes its way toward the California Science Center on Saturday. Getty Images
People take photos from cherry pickers Saturday as the shuttle moves along Crenshaw Drive in Inglewood, California. Getty Images
A 4-year-old named Levi watches Endeavour make its way down a city street on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
People watch the shuttle creep along the street on Saturday from their apartment balcony and roof. Getty Images
Inglewood High School cheerleaders perform near the shuttle on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
A crowd gathers to take pictures of Endeavour passing through Inglewood on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
The space shuttle Endeavour passes a "Shuttle crossing" sign on its way to the California Science Center on Saturday in Inglewood, California. Getty Images
People watch Endeavour pass residential buildings on Crenshaw Drive. Over two days, the 170,000-pound shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph along a 12-mile route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home. Getty Images
Kevin Alcaraz, 8, waves a flag from the crowd gathered along the shuttle's route. Getty Images
Endeavour creeps down Crenshaw Drive. Getty Images
Endeavour passes a downed road sign. Getty Images
People watch as the shuttle makes its way up a narrow street. AFP/Getty Images
A boy holds a model of Endeavour as the real thing rolls past. Getty Images
A worker accompanies the space shuttle Endeavour along Manchester Boulevard. Getty Images
Endeavour is on its last mission: a 12-mile creep through city streets, past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Getty Images
Mikael Ector, 2, tries to get some rest as his dad, Michael Ector, checks out Endeavour as it arrives at the Forum on Saturday. Getty Images
Amir Morris, 3, wears an astronaut costume while holding an American flag as the space shuttle crawls past. Getty Images
Endeavour makes a turn at an intersection. Getty Images
Endeavour squeezes through a neighborhood lined with apartment buildings on the narrowest part of its journey on Saturday. Getty Images
Workers and officials look on as Endeavour squeezes past a tree. Getty Images
Endeavour passes between traffic lights with just a few inches to spare. Getty Images
Road blocks preceed Endeavour on its journey to the California Science Center. Getty Images
A detail of the tiles on the underside of Endeavour as it arrives at the Forum. Getty Images
A plane flies over the space shuttle Endeavour as it is moved to the California Science Center on Saturday. Getty Images
Work crews set up a "Shuttle Xing" sign on Saturday. Getty Images
People watch as the craft arrives at The Forum on its way to the California Science Center on Saturday. Getty Images
Amir Morris, 3, holds an American flag as the shuttle passes by in Inglewood on Saturday. Getty Images
The space shuttle Endeavour is transported to The Forum arena for a stopover and celebration on Saturday. Getty Images
People watch as the space shuttle slowly moves along Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood on Saturday. Getty Images
Crowds look on as Endeavour is transported to The Forum arena before sunrise on Saturday. Getty Images
Workers talk as the shuttle moves along Manchester Boulevard on Saturday. Getty Images
Endeavour is expected to arrive late Saturday at the California Science Center, where it will be put on permanent display. Getty Images
The space shuttle Endeavour is transported to the California Science Center in Exposition Park from Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, October 12, in Los Angeles. Getty Images
Endeavour moves down a main road lined with onlookers. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on September 21. Getty Images
Workers escort Endeavour on its journey. Getty Images
Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger, which disintegrated 73 seconds after take-off in 1986. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the Earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. Getty Images
Endeavour passes businesses and crowds on its way to permanent display at the California Science Center. Getty Images
Endeavour makes its way past restaurants and shopping centers in Los Angeles. Getty Images
Spectators come to watch the space shuttle Endeavour as it rests at Westchester Square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
A dog joins the crowd turned out to see Endeavour on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
The space shuttle Endeavour is parked in a mall parking lot on its way to the California Science Center. Getty Images
Spectators take pictures of Endeavour during its journey through Los Angeles. Getty Images
People pose with a street sign that was removed to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour during its transport from LAX to the California Science Center. Getty Images
Workers check the space shuttle Endeavour as it rests at Westchester Square on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
People get a close view of the space shuttle Endeavour in a misty rain during a break in its journey on Friday. Getty Images
Tree trimmers cut large branches of a tree that was protruding toward the street in a last-minute effort to clear hurdles along the space shuttle Endeavour's route on Friday. Getty Images
Spectators crowd for a view of Endeavour as it passes through Los Angeles on Friday. Getty Images
CNN iReporter Wes Smith and other space enthusiasts got a close-up view of the space shuttle Endeavour early Friday as it makes its final journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center. Smith says he saw the shuttle about 5 a.m. after waiting in a Los Angeles parking lot across from Endeavour's overnight holding area. courtesy wes smith
Computer-controlled transporters help move Endeavour across Los Angeles International Airport early Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Spectators take pictures of the shuttle Friday at the Los Angeles airport. Once it reaches the science museum, the shuttle will be on display for posterity. It had its first launch in 1992. AFP/Getty Images
Bystanders watch as Endeavour moves out of the Los Angeles airport and onto a public street. AFP/Getty Images
Members of the crowd reach over a fence for a glimpse of the shuttle. Endeavour, along with Discovery, Enterprise and Atlantis, became a museum piece after NASA ended its 30-year shuttle program last year. All four shuttles have been permanently retired from service. AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters and other spectators document the move early Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Fan Vivian Robinson rides her bicycle covered in shuttle memorabilia, American flags and an alien doll outside the Los Angeles airport as she waits to see Endeavour. AFP/Getty Images