On September 21, 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final historic flight through California atop a 747. Here is a nsfw (language) video I made as the shuttle made its second pass around San Francisco.
The first pass was not close enough for my phone to get great footage. I went back inside disappointed, until I heard my neighbor’s granddaughter squealing. I just barely made it in time to grab this shot. I think you can tell from my voice that I was rather excited!
And it wouldn’t be my last encounter with Endeavour.
My husband and I were in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo back in June this year, and I decided to go on a little solo adventure to the California Science Center where the Space Shuttle Endeavour currently lives.
Walking into the hangar, you are greeted with the full grandness of Endeavor’s size as many visitors walk beneath her belly. I had to stop for a moment to take it all in. And yeah, I had to take this photo lest I forget what it was like to just walk right into a giant room with a real spaceship. No, I didn’t cry. I was a little verklempt perhaps, but no crying was involved I swear. Stop asking.
Check out a few of my choice photos from the visit. You can see more of the California Science Center and Endeavour in my Flickr album here.
Thanks for reading! I hope to visit the other Space Shuttles one day, and see a rocket launch! Or seven! Hundred!