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Space Shuttle Endeavour Soars on Final Ferry Flight (Photos)

Waiting for Endeavour on Early Morning Beach

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Warren Greenberg from Ormond Beach talks with another spectator as they wait for the flyover of the space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era.

Endeavour Touches Down at Dryden Flight Research Center

NASA TV

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft touches down on the runway at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility near Edwards Air Force Base in California, September 20, 2012.

Here Comes Endeavour

NASA Social Media (via Twitter as @NASASocial)

NASA Social Media tweeted this photo on September 20, 2012, and wrote: "Here she comes. So beautiful! #OV105 #spotheshuttle pic.twitter.com/x9u4AsJa."

Endeavour over Desert, 3/4 View

NASA TV

This screenshot looks obliquely at Endeavour flying over the southwestern United States, September 20, 2012.

Endeavour over U.S. Southwestern Desert

NASA TV

Shuttle Endeavour is ferried over the southwestern desert of the United States on September 20, 2012.

"Endeavour: Final Flight" Title Card

NASA TV

"Endeavour: Final Flight" title card on NASA TV, September 20, 2012.

Endeavour Flying with Chase Plane

Ellen Browning

Ellen Browning sends this photo of Endeavour flying on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with a chase plane escort. The photo was taken on Cape Canaveral Beach on Sept. 19. 2012.

Shuttle Endeavour's Last Ferry Flight

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Space shuttle Endeavour stands atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft ahead of its flight to Los Angeles in September 2012. Endeavour is destined to be displayed for public viewing at the California Science Center.

"Goodbye to Endeavour from the Chuto"

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Mike and Mary Beth Chuto from Merritt Island, Fla. sit on the beach and wait for the flyover of the space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Takes Off on Final Ferry Flight

collectSPACE.com/Robert Z. Pearlman

Space shuttle Endeavour, atop its Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes off on NASA's last-ever ferry flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 19, 2012. Endeavour is headed for Los Angeles, Calif., to be put on public display at the California Science Center.

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