Local residents may get a glimpse of something historic this Friday morning.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour, which flew 25 missions to space between 1992 and 2011, will fly low near Davis and Sacramento on its way to a new home on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
The shuttle is expected to be in the Sacramento area around 9:30 a.m. Friday; NASA officials Thursday announced a one-hour delay in its departure due to weather conditions.
Lisa Lockyer, a NASA staffer based at the agency's Moffett Field Ames Research Center, detailed the tentative flight plan:
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Space Shuttle Endeavour, on top of its 747 Carrier Aircraft, will be approaching Sacramento from the south, heading north, just west of Interstate 5 near Elk Grove.
The Shuttle and 747 will then fly near the State Capitol building over downtown. It will continue north between Sacramento International Airport and McClellan AFB before turning east near Roseville, then southwest.
It will then cross midtown Sacramento near the Oak Park area before proceeding South[west] towards San Francisco.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Endeavour had landed in Houston.