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The space shuttle Endeavour is not scheduled to fly over Downey when it arrives in California this Friday, but city officials are privately holding out hope for a change in the itinerary.
The California Science Center announced today that the shuttle will be flown over several Southern California landmarks, including the Long Beach Aquarium, the Queen Mary, Venice Beach, Universal Studios and Disneyland.
Downey, which for decades helped build and maintain the space shuttle system, has been left out in the cold.
Plans, however, can change at a moment's notice and it's not inconceivable for the shuttle to make a quick detour for Downey on its flight over So Cal.
As one city official put it, "keep your camera handy."