Endeavour heads west

This morning the modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the Space Shuttle Endeavour took off from Kennedy Space Center. From KSC’s FB post:

Here’s a look at the flyover schedule for today and on the way to LA (note that times are local NOT EDT): The flight path will take the aircraft to the northwest, across the Florida panhandle and toward Houston after low-level passes over Stennis in southwest Mississippi at around 8:15 a.m. CDT and Michoud east of New Orleans at about 8:25 a.m. CDT.
Arriving in the Houston area at approximately 9 a.m. CDT, the SCA crew will initiate a 1,500 flyover of various areas of the city, including downtown, before heading to the Clear Lake area. The SCA and Endeavour are predicted to land at Ellington Field at about 10:45 a.m. CDT. Public viewing has been extended to 9 p.m. CDT, since the aircraft will remain in Houston for one night rather than two.
The SCA/Endeavour will depart at dawn on Thursday and make a fueling stop at Biggs Army Air Field in El Paso before proceeding to Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California. On Friday it will depart Dryden for a flyover of northern California and areas of the Los Angeles basin before landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 11 a.m. and noon PDT.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmeKMJn_Uc&w=560&h=315]

Hope some of our readers get to see this.

1 thought on “Endeavour heads west”

  1. I got to see this sight twice when the SCA landed at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, TX to refuel, once in the 80s and once in the 2000s.

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