Shuttle lands in Kern County after cross-country voyage

Shuttle lands in Kern County after cross-country voyage »Play Video
Space shuttle Endeavour is seen Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, shortly after landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, Calif., where it will spend the night. Friday, the shuttle heads to Los Angeles, where it will retire at the California Science Center.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour has landed in California where it will spend its retirement in a Los Angeles museum.

The baby of the shuttle fleet touched down shortly after noon Thursday at Edwards Air Force Base, 100 miles north of Los Angeles. It will spend the night in the Mojave Desert before taking to the skies early Friday on an aerial tour of California and landing at the Los Angeles International Airport.

The shuttle was expected to pass by landmarks including the state Capitol, Griffith Observatory and Disneyland.

Endeavour left Florida Wednesday and made a layover in Houston. En route to California, it flew over Tucson, Ariz., home of ex-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She's married to Mark Kelly, Endeavour's last commander.

Endeavour will be moved via city streets next month to the California Science Center.