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Watch: Long Beach Marvels as The Shuttle Passes

From schools and beaches and rooftops and the Queen Mary, thousands see the historic moments Friday as the last flight of the Endeavour crosses the sky.

Watch from the field of Rogers Middle School as most of the 900 students flood out of the classrooms as the P.A. system announces the earliest E.T.A. of the shuttle's fly-by, at 11:30 a.m. About an hour later, the updated time from TV networks gave less notice, and the school principal and assistant principal, coordinate by walkie-talkie in staging students outside. At 12:30 p.m., it burst into view, as students ran in their red and black uniforms out to catch it.

Some didn't make it in time, but most did. The reaction ranged from "awesome" to "I thought it would be faster" and "We should get a day off for this."

Also check our photos from various readers who captured Endeavour, atop a 747, and escorted by two fighter jets, as it entered the Long Beach air space from Orange County, was visible all along Long Beach's coast, from inland at least a mile, and from rooftops including downtown's Hyatt Regency, the decks of the Queen Mary, and from the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Where were you? Tell us in comments.

Share your videos and photos by uploading them here and here and see our LIVE coverage from LAX and around Southern California including reader photos http://patch.com/A-xYbQ

Make sure to describe in the caption where and when you took the picture, and tell us in the credit who you are!

Dave Newell September 21, 2012 at 09:06 PM
A special thanks to Bret Kirk and Stephen D'Agostino of the Long Beach Hyatt for the use of their rooftop!
Nancy Wride (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Greats photos from the rooftop, Dave. We have a gallery of photos and videos from parts of Long Beach so check them out, and share where you were, in comments below and at our LIVE at LAX story http://patch.com/bvdPd
Dave Newell September 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Nancy, Some of the other shots in here are very good! WOW!

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