Monday, September 24, 2012


The space ship Endeavour made its last flight aboard the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on Friday, September 21. 
It flew from Edwards Air Force Base and made a tour of California before landing in Los Angeles en route to her final resting place at the California Science Center.  It circled Sacramento, the state Capitol, and then flew down to the Bay Area.

Here is Endeavour over Oakland.

Then it flew over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Note the little escort plane between the shuttle and the bridge.  
That is Marin County in the background.

Another photo over the bridge.  San Francisco is in the background.

After circling over Moffet Field in Mountain View, it made its last leg of the flight to Los Angeles. 

Moffet Field is just a few miles from where we live.  That evening I was told Endeavour had circled right above our mobile home park, but I was not here at the time.  However, someone emailed me this photo.

Over its flight career, Endeavour flew 122,853,151 miles and spent 299 days in space.


  1. May it rest well.
    I truly hope the space program rejuvenates in future. It was a wonderful way to dream.