Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Space shuttle Endeavour lands in Houston

Space shuttle Endeavour lands in Houston - latimes.com: "The space shuttle Endeavour landed safely Wednesday morning in Houston's Ellington Field, where Texans can get a glimpse of the massive artifact before it embarks on its final journey to California.

Riding piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, the space shuttle arrived at 8:40 a.m. PDT after a five-hour flight from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, NASA officials said.

An extended layover in Houston was cut to one night instead of two. The threat of thunderstorms twice delayed the shuttle's original departure day of Monday. Still, NASA officials said the homecoming will go on as planned."