US space shuttle Endeavour lands in California

December 1st, 2008 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Dec 1 (Xinhua) US space shuttle Endeavour landed in California Sunday afternoon after a 16-day trip, as unfavourable weather conditions in Florida prevented the shuttle from landing in its home base in Cape Canaveral. Residents across Southern California heard the twin booms around 1.25 p.m. (2125 GMT), when Endeavour broke the sound barrier under the sunny sky as it was gliding into local airspace en route to Edwards Air Force Base near Los Angeles.

NASA cancelled Endeavour’s two landing attempts in Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre earlier in the day due to the high winds there, and announced it had to reroute the space shuttle’s landing in California.

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