VIDEOS: Shuttle Endeavour soars over State Capitol | Fun
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour swooped over Sacramento, making a low pass over the State Capitol as part of an aerial tour.
Thousands watched Friday from nearby rooftop buildings and along a bridge as the shuttle, strapped to the back of a modified jumbo jet, circled the city.
It then buzzed by landmarks in the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles before scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport for a welcome ceremony.
Endeavour, which replaced the lost Challenger, flew 25 missions. It arrived at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert Thursday after a cross-country ferry flight that included a salute to its last commander, Mark Kelly, and his wife, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
It's set to retire at the California Science Center near downtown Los Angeles.