Endeavour flies over Ariz. en route to new home

PAUL DAVENPORT and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
In this image provided by NASA the Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over the Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2012 as it departs for California. Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are in Houston after leaving Kennedy Space Center Wednesday. The ferry flight continues at dawn Thursday, heading to NASA Dryden, then on to Los Angeles Friday. This is the last flight for a space shuttle.  (AP Photo/Robert Markowitz, NASA)
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In this image provided by NASA the Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over the Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2012 as it departs for California. Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are in Houston after leaving Kennedy Space Center Wednesday. The ferry flight continues at dawn Thursday, heading to NASA Dryden, then on to Los Angeles Friday. This is the last flight for a space shuttle. (AP Photo/Robert Markowitz, NASA)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour has flown over Tucson, Ariz., on its trek west to retirement in a Los Angeles museum.

Endeavour, atop a modified jumbo jet, did a partial loop over the city to honor former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before it continued its journey west.

Hundreds of people gathered on the grass mall at the University of Arizona campus to watch it pass.

The retired shuttle departed Houston earlier Thursday after a one-day stop at the home of NASA's Mission Control. It took off Wednesday from its old home in Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

It continues its journey to Los Angeles International Airport, where it's scheduled to land Friday.

This is the last flight for a space shuttle.