Endeavour to Drive Safe

Thursday, September 20, 2012 |

LOS ANGELES - What do traffic collisions and a space shuttle flight have in common? Hopefully nothing. We hope you join in our excitement as the space shuttle Endeavour arrives home in Los Angeles, around noon on Friday September 21, 2012, making a series of low-level flyovers.

Given the magnitude of the spectacle, Los Angeles Firefighters remind those wanting to get a glimpse of the shuttle to do so from a safe spot. The LAFD responds to approximately 88 traffic collisions a day, and thus encourages those behind-the-wheel to keep their eyes on the road, and not try to take in the show simultaneously, especially taking and sharing a photo while driving. For those looking to capture an image of this special event, please view the map below to find a popular landmark to catch a peek.

Good news, as you likely know the Endeavour's journey won't end Friday. The shuttle will be housed in a hangar until Oct. 12, when it begins a two-day celebratory trip through Los Angeles streets to the California Science Center, where it retires after traveling a total of 122,883,151 miles during its 25 missions. The exhibit will open to the public October 30, 2012, providing a great opportunity to take and share an up close picture.

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Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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