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Endeavour Departs Kennedy Forever for California Home

Image caption: Endeavour departs Kennedy canada goose outlet reviews canadian goose jacket Space Center forever on Sept 19 on last flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Credit: Ken Kremer

Under cloudy skies at first light, Space Shuttle Endeavour departed NASA’s Kennedy Space canada goose outlet in usa Center in Florida early Wednesday cheap canada goose morning, Sept. EDT marking the final flight of NASA’s storied shuttle program.

The 100 ton Endeavour was secured atop NASA’s specially modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for the cross country ferry flight to California and Los Angeles International Airport.

The farewell flight went off without a hitch following two days of weather related delays. The shuttle 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Jumbo Jet were in tip top shape.

Image caption: Endeavour’s Final Takeoff atop modified Boeing 747 from the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 19 uk canada goose outlet to Canada Goose online California home.

Then all of a sudden after some 25 minutes, the dynamic duo canada goose outlet uk sale disappeared without warning into the hazy clouds, flying on a north east heading and across buy canada goose jacket cheap the Florida panhandle. at Houston’s Ellington Field for a curtailed overnight stay.

Image caption: Endeavour departs Kennedy Space Center on Sept 19 on last flight accompanied by T 38 training jet. EDT today, Sept. 20.

Early Friday morning (Sept. 21), Endeavour and the SCA will take flight on a victory lap initially Canada Goose Coats On Sale heading north canada goose store for low level passes canada goose outlet jackets over Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area including the Golden Gate bridge akin to the April 2012 flight of Enterprise over NYC. Then official canada goose outlet the pair will turn south and https://www.cheshuntteamministry.org.uk pass over NASA’s Ames Research Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory before heading into the Los Angeles area and landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

In October, Endeavour will be towed over 2 days through the streets of Inglewood and Los canada goose outlet online Angelos to begin a new mission inspiring future explorers at her permanent new home at the California Science Center.

Endeavour was NASA’s youngest orbiter and flew 25 missions and traveled 122,883,151 miles canada goose outlet parka during 299 days in space.

NASA’s trio of shuttle canada goose outlet shop orbiters were forcibly retired in July 2011 following the successful STS 135 mission to the International goose outlet canada Space Station.

Ken Kremer with Space Shuttle canada goose coats Endeavour and the 747 canada goose black friday sale Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center for final flyaway departure in September 2012 reporting for Universe Today. Credit: Brent Houston

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