Editor's Note: Click here to see our sister Patch that is posting pictures throughout Endeavour's move in Los Angeles, weekend.
They're lining up on the streets, watching live video, and bearing witness. This is special. This is history.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour, five stories high and 122 feet long, is also a sight to behold on the streets of L.A.
Friday morning, the penultimate day of "never-to-be-seen-again" sights that the Endeavour has treated us to, the space shuttle shimmied and shuffled through the streets of Los Angeles from LAX, on the last leg of its final destination: the California Science Center.
The Los Angeles Times has a very cool explainer video explaining how the computer-controlled transporter, equippied with 80 wheels will work to maneuver the 122-foot down city streets, even when the street is narrower than the shuttle itself. It's an all-day affair, moving past Inglewood City Hall, stopping for admiration and an event at Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and finally ending in the parking lot area between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Avenue at Exposition Park.
We've taken this opportunity to put up some photos that Los Altos Patch reader Chris Kasso shared on our site. Pinewood School's Middle Campus shared more photos from the day. Do you have images you'd like to share?
When I was at Moffett Field on that warm September day of the Endeavour's Northern California flyover, there were 20,000 people. They had woken up early, driven long distances, pulled their kids out of school ... all to see Endeavour move majestically overhead for a few, fleeting seconds.
To witness history.
That's what people were doing on Thursday on Tijera Boulevard in L.A., and what they are doing on a Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon as it swivels and shimmies, slowly toward the California Science Center, into the night.
We need to be there.
Do you agree? Why do people come out, almost spontaneously, to watch the Endeavour? What moves you?