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Space shuttle Endeavour buzzes Austin & Tucson on its farewell tour

Marco Hanson / AP

Space shuttle Endeavour, atop the shuttle aircraft carrier, flies past the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin early Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

AP reports: The space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband. Full Story

Gary M Williams / EPA

Thousands of students and faculty on the Mall of the University of Arizona look up as the space shuttle Endeavour flies over Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 20. Endeavour flew over Tucson to honor former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, a former astronaut who commanded Endeavour's final mission to space in May 2011.

Bill Stafford / NASA

Space shuttle Endeavour at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, in the late evening hours of Sept. 19, 2012, before it departed for California.

A look back at the space shuttle's farewell tour as it travels from Florida to its new home in California

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