RVers vacationing at El Segundo’s Dockweiler Beach RV Park in the Los Angeles South Bay had some of the best seats in the house when the Space Shuttle Endeavour headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Friday (Sept. 21).
Examiner.com reported that the popular 118-site RV Park – Los Angeles County’s only RV campground located at the beach – sits at the western end of the airport and provided campers with a perfect view of the three space shuttle flybys of LAX.
The Shuttle Endeavour, which flew its final flight, STS-134, in May/June 2011, departed Edwards Air Force Base this morning. The NASA orbiter, sitting atop its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) – piloted by Jeff Moultrie and Bill Rieke – flew over Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area before heading down the California coast.
When the SCA reached the Los Angeles basin it overflew a number of locations including Disneyland, The Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The shuttle touched down at LAX a little before 1 p.m.