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.
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