Thanks to the work of people at the Michoud assembly center in New Orleans East and at Stennis just across the Pearl River in Mississippi, space shuttles like the Endeavour could take flight. So as Endeavour travels from Florida to California on the back of a 747, it will make a low pass by Michoud Wednesday morning.
"It's going to be fairly low...about 1,500 feet," said NASA Michoud Deputy Director Robert Champion.
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Champion says they're grateful for the chance to give Endeavour a final farewell.
"It's a great history here at the center and the support of the shuttle program, so we're very pleased that we get the opportunity to view it on the way to it's final display," he said.
The flyover will happen sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., depending on the flight crew's progress as it bring the Endeavour from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, makes its Stennis flyover, then proceeds to the Michoud facility before proceeding to Houston, and then on to Los Angeles.
The flyover has been in the works a couple of days. Officials in charge want to wait for the front to blow through so they have clear skies.