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Tue September 18, 2012
Space Shuttle Flyover Delayed Until Thursday
The Space Shuttle Endeavour flyover has been delayed due to bad weather, but has plans to arrive in the local area
on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
Transport to California will begin at dawn from Houston, TX, with a Thursday
fueling stop in El Paso at Biggs Army Airfield. After departing Biggs AAF,
Endeavour will fly over the WSMR main post, the NASA White Sands Test
Facility, and the city of Las Cruces before heading west toward California.
The estimated time of the flyover is between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. local
Detailed information about the flight will be shared via twitter by
following #OV105, #SpotTheShuttle, or @EndeavourOverNM on
The newest space shuttle in the fleet, Endeavour was built as a replacement
to the Space Shuttle Challenger and first flew in 1992. Endeavour flew into
space 25 times, completing 4671 orbits of the Earth, and traveling over 122
million miles. The second to last flight of the Space Shuttle Program,
STS-134, was Endeavour's last flight to the International Space Station,
launching on May 16, 2011 and landing on June 1, 2011.
If you would like to learn more about NASA's White Sands Test Facility
unique testing capabilities, visit
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