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Just like New York and Washington D.C. before it, Los Angeles got its chance on Friday to catch a glance of a Space Shuttle soaring through the air on a retirement tour.
Endeavour hitched a ride on a 747 jumbo jet from Edwards Air Force base on Friday and landed at Los Angeles International Airport in preparation for its permanent residence at the California Science Center.
The aircraft made the rounds past the famed Hollywood Sign and over downtown to give residents, commuters and office dwellers ample opportunity to snap a picture with an outstretched phone camera.
Naturally, there was plenty of excitement. Here are just a few of the reactions from around the industry:
Space Shuttle just flew over my house!!!! And now I wanna be an astronaut again. Or at least be in a Spaceballs remake.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 21, 2012
Saw the space shuttle flying by on an airplane? Guess that’s cool too.twitpic.com/awzbhz
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) September 21, 2012
Shuttle in Hollywood! instagr.am/p/P2UAbgS7jw/
— chris o’donnell (@chrisodonnell) September 21, 2012
I just drove under the space shuttle. But I suppose we all do that.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) September 21, 2012
Im tired of watching this 747 fly around getting humped by the space shuttle all day. #zzzzz
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) September 21, 2012
Um. No big deal. The flippin’ space shuttle just flew over our soundstage! Who am I kidding!? VERY big deal!! … say.ly/ijv4dHG
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) September 21, 2012
— Shawn Johnson (@ShawnJohnson) September 21, 2012
Rooftop of Old Animation Building at Disney.Shuttle flies over.Applause.Then Sadness.An open casket wake.We still care.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 21, 2012
All my LA friends just Instagrammed photos of the space shuttle at the same time. Dorks.
— Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) September 21, 2012
@scandalwriters just watched the Space Shuttle fly by!!
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 21, 2012
In “awesome sh*t I dreamed of as a child” news, the space shuttle will fly over my house today. I think I will flash it. #girlsgonescience
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) September 21, 2012
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 21, 2012
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