Shuttle makes pit stop in Texas on way to Florida

BIGGS ARMY AIRFIELD, Texas (AP) -- The space shuttle Endeavour is making a pit stop in Texas on its way home to Cape Canaveral, Fla.

A jumbo jet with the shuttle riding piggyback left Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning. The aircraft is scheduled to stay overnight at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth and then leave Thursday at sunrise.

The shuttle, depending on weather, will arrive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida either Thursday or Friday.

Endeavour was supposed to leave California on Sunday, but a technical delay and bad weather postponed the trip.

The shuttle landed in California on Nov. 30 because storms hit the main Florida landing site. The cross-country ferry costs more than $1.8 million.

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