HOUSTON -

A retired space shuttle will make a quick visit to Space City. The shuttle Endeavour will pass through Houston en route to California on Monday.

The shuttle will depart NASA's Kennedy Space Center for California at sunrise. Endeavour will be bolted to the top of a modified jumbo jet for the four-day trip to Los Angeles.

Endeavour will have a two-day stopover at Ellington Field near the Johnson Space Center.

Endeavour is the second of NASA's three retired space shuttles to head to a museum. It will be stationed at the California Science Center.

Discovery arrived at the Smithsonian Institution's display hangar in Virginia last Spring. Atlantis will remain at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Enterprise, the shuttle prototype, will be displayed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

Photos: Shuttle replica arrives at JSC

Published On: Jun 04 2012 09:14:32 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 04 2012 12:28:42 PM CDT

The 122-foot long space shuttle replica, "Explorer," arrives at the Johnson Space Center after an eight-day trip across the Gulf of Mexico aboard a barge from the Kennedy Space Center.

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It took hours for the shuttle replica to be moved the one mile down NASA Road 1 to the Johnson Space Center.