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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dinalee told me, 'I thought it was important to document Endeavour's final voyage because it is historical. The Space Shuttle program has been ended, but I believe that program was the best thing that ever happened to America. Sure it was deadly and rife with disaster, but it made us stand out from the rest of the world when it comes to space travel.'
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    It was a picture perfect day. Sunny, little to no fog, temps in the 60's, and no wind.
    Friday September 21, 2012 at approx. 10:28am the Space Shuttle Endeavour, or Orbital Vehicle 105 passed over the San Francisco Bay Area.
    It was the 5th vehicle and was built to replace the Challenger, which had exploded in 1986. Believe it or not the Endeavour was named after the British HMS Endeavour. The HMS Endeavour took Captain Cook on his first voyage, and this vehicle was named through a National competition amongst elementary and secondary schools in the southern part of the United States.
    The Endeavour first launched in 1992 and went on 25 missions and flew over 122 million miles.
    The Space Shuttle Endeavour is now headed to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. It will travel through the streets of LA on October 13th 2012. More information can be found here, http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/AirAndSpace/endeavour/Mission26/Mission26.php

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