Endeavour to fly low over Stennis Space Center

By The Associated Press

BAY ST. LOUIS — Space Shuttle Endeavour, headed for retirement in California, is scheduled to perform low flyovers — as low as 1,500 feet — as it passes NASA facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Stennis Space Center in Hancock County in Mississippi tested the orbiter’s main engines. Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is where the shuttle’s iconic orange external fuel tank was constructed.

The flyovers, weather permitting, will take place Monday after Endeavour leaves Kennedy Space Center in Florida heading west.

Stennis spokesman Paul Foerman tells the Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/QCywvO) that accommodations are being made for visitors who want to watch. He says Stennis is inviting its employees to watch the final flight.

By Oct. 30, it will be on display at the California Science Center.