Friday, September 21, 2012

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover

Today Space Shuttle Endeavour made a historic (first and last) flyover in the San Francisco Bay Area. My home afloat, S/V Event Horizon, was on the flight path as Endeavour flew south from San Francisco along the East Bay towards Moffett Field and NASA Ames, where so much of the important space shuttle work was performed, before continuing on to its retirement home in Los Angeles. 

Endeavour, known as the baby shuttle, was the last one built. She flew 25 times, mostly to supply the International Space Station, and spent 299 days in space logging 123 million miles.

The shuttle, shown above as it flew over Westpoint Harbor this morning, was fixed atop a special Boeing 747 jet.