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The final flight

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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I don't know if you've heard, but this morning the last space shuttle made it's last flight across California.  I took these pictures as it passed before me. It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

My dad worked on the shuttles design both while he was in the Navy and afterwards in the private sector.  He was in-person for the Endeavor's first flight in the 70s, was in-person for the Columbia's first manned flight, was invited to a special viewing at Moffet field today.

by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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snuggiewoogie
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

 Cool Pic's :)

HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

 Cool pics

but I never heard anything about this - why is it making it's last flight?

And how is it attatched to that plane??

psych_mom
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM
Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing these.
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crabbyD
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM
What an amazing experience!!!!
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inmybizz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Cool!! I missed it flying over UT  :(

Linds2Horse
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM
The shuttle program was discontinued so the surviving shuttles will be on permanent t display. The other shuttles are already at their new homes. The Endeavor is the last to be sent out to its final home.


Quoting HisSweetheart07:

 Cool pics


but I never heard anything about this - why is it making it's last flight?


And how is it attatched to that plane??


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offrdngal
by Terri on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:03 PM

 I headr about this.  They said they were going to fly through AZ, in tribute of Gabrielle Giffords.  I would have loved to have seen it.

telecomgirl
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Hey, I saw this on tv - that's so cool you got to see it firsthand though! I would have loved to see it fly in person!!

SassyWildflower
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I saw some coverage about it on the news the other night.

AMAZING!!!

What an awesome sight! Thanks for sharing these with us!

Jukebox_Jenny
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM
I heard about this but didn't get to see it.
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