Posted: Sep 18, 2012 5:07 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 5:34 PM
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is expected to be ferried atop a 747 across the Gulf Coast Wednesday on its way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Although details of the flight are not completely known and are weather dependant, the aircraft should depart the Kennedy Space Center at 6:15am CDT Wednesday and perform low fly-overs across the Florida space coast.
The aircraft will then fly west and conduct low flyovers of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
As it arrives over the Texas Gulf Coast area, the SCA will perform low flyovers above various areas of Houston and Clear Lake before landing at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center.
On it's way to Houston, the aircraft will likely fly over portions of Acadiana or along the coast so residents in the area should keep an eye on the skies anytime from mid-morning through mid-afternoon Wednesday.
The aircraft are tentatively scheduled to arrive at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston at 10:45am so this schedule would potentially put the aircraft in Acadiana's skies around 9:45 am.
KATC has requested specific flight plans from NASA and the FAA but information may not be made to the public in time for the the flight and flyover south Louisiana.
The aircraft will depart Houston Thursday and stop/flyby El Paso on the way to California Friday.