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To: BenLurkin
A real flying feat would be to fly a 747 under the Golden Gate span ..
but this will do for a photo op. ;-)


6 posted on 09/21/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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US shuttle Endeavour undertakes final flypast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19677972

US space shuttle Endeavour has flown by California landmarks in a final air show before it heads for display in Los Angeles.

Piggy-backing on a modified Boeing 747 jet, the 75-ton ship flew past the California state capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign.

The shuttle appeared over San Francisco at around 09:30 local time (16:00 GMT) and Los Angeles some two hours later.

It is the youngest shuttle from a fleet that includes Atlantis and Discovery.

Endeavour replaced the shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed in an accident in 1986 that killed seven astronauts.

In service since 1992, it has made 25 trips, logged 123m miles (198m km) in space and circled the globe almost 4,700 times.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Space shuttle Endeavour provides 'once-in-a-lifetime' moment above Bay Area skies
Murky Newz

8 posted on 09/21/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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