Friday, September 21, 2012

The Shuttle Endeavour

From the Los Angeles Times:
It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment.

The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop a modified 747, landed at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, but not before captivating millions on a pre-retirement tour of the Golden State.
From the desert to the mountains to the sea, Endeavour flew as low as 1,500 feet past photo-op perfect California landmarks and cheering crowds.

Today, history was made as Endeavour finishes its last flying days for good. Even though I didn't get to see it live, I was still amazed by what I saw on television - a 747 giving the shuttle a piggyback, flying over the Los Angeles area. It was truly breathtaking.  What a beautiful site, indeed.
Here's a photo taken by my sister, Viv of She shot it from the JPL in La Canada. Isn't is beautiful?


  1. Ah, it's such a shame to see Endeavour go - I loved it when the Shuttles cam back to land safely, their huge shapes gliding into the airbases they called Home. It's the passing of an era - just like it was when the last Concorde's stopped. Aerodynamics at their most beautiful. May she rest quietly!

  2. I know... I'm glad the Science Center is only half an hour away, so I can go see Endeavour