Friday, September 21, 2012

Watching the Space Shuttle 'Endeavor' Fly-over

FINAL DESTINATION Today we witnessed an exciting moment in history — and it looked like a jet plane giving a spaceship a piggyback. NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft left at 8:17 a.m. from Edwards Air Force Base in Florida to embark on a four-and-a-half-hour flight to Northern California (that's where we are) and then on to the LAX to retire forever.

[ Read more about the shuttle, its flight and retirement here ]

A good friend of one of our employees submitted photos taken as the shuttle flew across the Bay Area today. These photos were taken from his work site at Putnam Toyota, and it's so kind of him to share these images with us so that we can share with you!

It's sad to see a shuttle go out of commission, but it does proudly have two successful space missions under its belt. It'll go down in history ... and we're happy to welcome it to its new home in California!

[ Watch a video footage of the fly-over on the NASA website ]

Credit: Jeff Hershman
Credit: Jeff Hershman