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Space Shuttle Endeavour Soars on Final Ferry Flight (Photos)

Endeavour Lifts Off

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida mounted atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA. This image was taken on Sept. 19, 2012.

Endeavour Flyover of Stennis Space Center

NASA/Stennis Space Center (via Twitter as @NASAStennis)

Stennis Space Center in Mississippi tweeted this photo on September 19, 2012, and wrote: "Just witnessed Endeavour flyover! #spottheshuttle."

Crowd Awaits Endeavour at Stennis Space Center

NASA/Stennis Space Center (via Twitter as @NASAStennis)

Stennis Space Center in Mississippi tweeted this photo on September 19, 2012, and wrote: "Employees and members of the community gather around anxiously awaiting for the Endeavour flyover!"

Endeavour's Flyover of Stennis Space Center

NASA/Stennis Space Center (via Twitter as @NASAStennis)

NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi tweeted this photo of shuttle Endeavour on the back of the SCA flying on September 19, 2012. Endeavour is bound for Los Angeles where it will reside at the California Science Center.

Endeavour Flies Past Flag at JSC

NASA TV

Shuttle Endeavour flies past a flag in the foreground at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, September 19, 2012.

Endeavour Flying Over Johnson Space Center

NASA/Johnson Space Center (via Twitter as @NASA_Johnson)

Johnson Space Center tweeted this photo of shuttle Endeavour flying over on September 19, 2012, and wrote: "Endeavour #OV105 flying over JSC #spottheshuttle pic.twitter.com/s0Kiseqa"

Endeavour Flyover of Orlando International Airport

Ryan Tampa

Ryan Tampa sent in this photo of Endeavour flying over Orlando International Airport on September 19, 2012.

Endeavour over Patrick Air Force Base

Jessica Ray

SSG Jessica Ray of the Florida Army National Guard sent in this photo of Endeavour over Patrick Air Force Base, September 19, 2012.

Endeavour over Patrick Air Force Base #2

Jessica Ray

SSG Jessica Ray of the Florida Army National Guard sent in this photo of Endeavour over Patrick Air Force Base, September 19, 2012.

Crowd Awaits Endeavour at Johnson Space Center

NASA TV

A crowd awaits space shuttle Endeavour at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, on September 19, 2012.

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