Pictures: Shuttle Endeavour Flies Home

Posted on: 2:21 pm, September 19, 2012, by

(CNN) — The space shuttle Endeavour began its final aerial show on Wednesday, thrilling spectators across the southern United States before completing the first stage of its transcontinental voyage in Houston.

After a two-day delay due to unfavorable weather, Endeavour began its flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, where the now-retired spacecraft will be displayed.

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  • Space shuttle Endeavour takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:22 a.m. EDT mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen shortly after takeoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 19, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (NASA/Scott Andrews)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen as it flies over the Cocoa Beach Pier on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (Photo: NASA)

  • Space shuttle Endeavour takes to the sky over the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:22 a.m. EDT. (Photo: NASA)

  • Endeavour Flies Over Kennedy Space Center Atop Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (Photo: NASA)

  • Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (Photo: NASA)

  • Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (Photo: NASA)

  • Endeavour, as it rides atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo: NASA)

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