NASA retired its shuttle fleet last summer, under the direction of the White House, to spend more time and money on reaching destinations beyond low-Earth orbit. Asteroids and the planet Mars are on the space agency's radar for crewed missions.
Endeavour completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit and orbited the Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 statute miles.
NASA will provide updates on Endeavour's cross-country flight via social media using the hashtags #SpotTheShuttle and #OV105, which is Endeavour’s orbiter vehicle designation. Updates and public availability plans for Endeavour's stop in Houston also will be posted regularly at www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/endeavour_visit.html.