On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 the Space Shuttle Endeavour will salute NASA Ames and Northern California with a low-level fly over of NASA Ames Research Center before Endeavour's permanent installation at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The approximate fly over time is 9:00 to -9:30 a.m., weather permitting. To commemorate the event and celebrate NASA Ames' contribution to the Space Program, the Center will hold a public event at Bldg 158 at the Moffett Field airfield, starting at 6:00 a.m. on the 20th. The program will include a welcome by Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden, informational booths and presentations highlighting Ames' contributions to the Space Shuttle program. For updates, please visit www.nasa.gov/ames. Don't miss our recommended reads and movies on the Space Program!
Facts about the Space Shuttle Endeavour:
Completed 25 missions,
Spent 299 days in orbit, and
Orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles.