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Thursday, Sep 21, 2023

Mission L.A.

For the millions of miles traveled by the space shuttle Endeavour it was the final stretch that mattered most to the region that rightfully calls itself the the birthplace of the shuttle program. From the deserts of Palmdale, where the orbiters were built, to the west San Fernando Valley, where engineers developed the mighty main engines, Southern California is the cradle of the technology that sent Endeavour and its predecessors into space. Last month, Endeavour made its final mission home to retire at the California Science Center.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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