Shuttle Endeavour Leaving Hour Later Friday

Watch the skies after 9:30 a.m. for the shuttle's fly-over

As the space shuttle Endeavour heads to its final frontier in Southern California, it will not be leaving Edwards AFB until an hour later than previously scheduled.

In a press release, NASA says the shuttle will now be leaving NASA Dryden, at Edwards AFB at 8:15 a.m. Friday morning.

This means any time after 9:30 a.m. folks can watch the skies for the shuttle and its modified 747 carrier to fly over at a low 1,500 feet.

Viewing locations include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, the Exploratorium, the Lawrence Hall of Science, Monterey Bay Aquarium.

NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in Mountain View is expecting as many as 10,000 people to come out to watch it from the tarmac. They are telling folks to bring hearing protection, because the flyover is expected to be extremely loud.

Prior to Moffett, the plane-shuttle combo will make a pass of the Golden Gate Bridge. That's means any bluff along the mouth of the Bay, as well as Crissy Field are expected to be busy in the morning.

Those posting photos online are encouraged to use the hashtags #spottheshuttle adn #OV105 (Endeavour's vehicle designation.)

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