Final Flight

By: Galen911

Sep 20 2012

Category: The Big Sky, View From Below


Focal Length:300mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D200

The space shuttle Endeavor and it’s 747 mother-ship fly over Tucson this morning on the final leg of it’s journey to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Tucson,  Arizona

6 comments on “Final Flight”

  1. a historic moment well captured..


    • It is definitely a very impressive sight… and one we will not see again. I wish the clouds and the sunlight would have cooperated better… but seeing it is still a memorable experience…


  2. Some of my friends were able to see it as it left Houston that morning. I was asleep and didn’t realize it would circle a last goodbye to the city.


    • Personally, I believe it should have been able to stay in Houston. I think Houston was the obvious choice for it’s final resting place. However… they did not ask my opinion…


  3. What a great shot! I met Endeavor up close when I was on a business trip to Kennedy Space Center. It was an amazing experience.


    • I saw Discovery lift off piggy-back from our local Air Force Base a number of years ago… watching that enormous bird lift above the trees was a moment not to be forgotten. And seeing Endeavor on it’s last flight brought most of our city to a stop as cameras snapped and videos ran and people watched in awe.


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