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Space Shuttle Endeavour Soars on Final Ferry Flight (Photos)

Endeavour over Stennis Space Center

Christopher R. Kinney

Christopher R. Kinney sent in this photo of shuttle Endeavour flying over Stennis Space Center on Sept. 19, 2012. He writes: "A true moment in history and a sad reminder that an era has passed by."

Endeavour Flying over Stennis Space Center

Thomas G. Nicolaides

Thomas G. Nicolaides sends this photo of shuttle Endeavour flying over Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Endeavour over Metairie, LA

Rob Haley

Rob Haley sent in this photograph taken on Sept. 19, 2012. He writes: "These are pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it passes over Metairie, LA after leaving its [flyover] of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA, heading towards Houston, TX."

Shuttle Endeavour over Cocoa Beach Pier

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen as it flies over the Cocoa Beach Pier on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner is flying 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 over Cocoa Beach Pier

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen as it flies over the Cocoa Beach Pier on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner is flying 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.

Jorgen and Ruth Sabinsky Watch Endeavour

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Jorgen and Ruth Sabinsky watch 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, is flying 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.

Spectators Photograph Endeavour Flyover

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Spectators photograph 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 Flying with Escort Planes

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), flies over Cocoa Beach, Florida along with a Pathfinder aircraft and a T-38 chase plane on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, is flying 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 Taxis to Runway atop Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

NASA/Kim Shiflett

At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop, taxis down the runway for its ferry flight to California. 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 Taxis to Runway atop Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

NASA/Kim Shiflett

At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop, taxis on to the runway for its ferry flight to California. 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.

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