Berkeley: Look up for Space Shuttle Endeavour flyover

The Space Shuttle Endeavour will fly over the Bay Area on its way to its final resting place in Los Angeles. Photo: NASA

Space Shuttle Endeavour will be flying low over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Area tomorrow, Friday, as part of its farewell tour, and — if the weather is kind to us, and an early start isn’t a deterrent — Berkeleyans should be able to get some prime viewing.

It is the last chance to see the Endeavour in the air, riding piggy-back on a modified Boeing 747 jet, and it’s expected to be over the East Bay at about 8:30am.

It will then head over to San Francisco, making a tribute appearance over Moffett Field and NASA Ames, where much space shuttle work was carried out. Endeavour will land in Los Angeles where it is destined to be exhibited in the California Science Center in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park.

Berkeley viewers could try heading to the Lawrence Hall of Science, any parking bay on Grizzly Peak Blvd, the top of Claremont Canyon, Chabot Space and Science Center, Skyline Drive, or Cesar Chavez Park. But check the NASA website before setting out. The flyover has already been postponed from today due to an unfavorable weather forecast.


NASA is encouraging people to report Endeavour sightings using the hashtags #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour’s orbiter vehicle designation.

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