Sep 21, 2012

The space shuttle – I saw it!

It’s all anyone talked about all week here in Los Angeles. The space shuttle Endeavor made its final voyage today on the back of a 747 on its way to the California Science Center here in L.A.. After leaving Edwards Air Force Base, it flew over Sacramento and San Francisco and then did the most amazing flyover all over Los Angeles, really close to the ground. It allowed people all over the city to see it, many of whom were brought to tears. It flew over the Hollywood sign, Disneyland, Universal Studios, the Getty Center, Malibu, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Disneyland, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center, weaving back and forth all over the city. I pulled over on Mulholland Drive and watched along with a crowd of people… and there it was!  How exciting to see this part of history! I took this photo which I’ll treasure forever.

Below is the flight path taken by the shuttle today. It flew over many of our famous landmarks where thousands of people gathered to see the flyover. What an exciting day!

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4 Comments on “The space shuttle – I saw it!”

  1. Becky says:

    How wonderful, Jenny!!! Glad you saw and took pictures!!! 🙂

    • Duane Wong says:

      Wow. That is certainly a convoluted flight path for the shuttle, but it ensured the max. number of people could see it fly around. Neat.

  2. sue says:

    How exciting! Glad you were there to capture it! 🙂 Great photo!!


  3. Rhonda says:

    Oh wow Jenny that is just way so cool. As I have mentioned I love Science. I use to get excited whenever the shuttle took off from lift off. I saw it a few times on tv taking off. It has a lot of power behind it that’s for sure. Kinda cool to see it riding piggy back on a 747. I bet seeing it first hand is really exciting. It amazes me how far up the shuttle can travel and come back down to earth. Thanks for posting this and sharing it with us. I had no idea it took it’s final voyage today. Oh and Jenny I love the photo. You had the perfect sky for it. I love that blue sky you guys had today. Glad it was a clear day for this and not a cloudy day…

    Take care everyone and have a great weekend 🙂

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