EDWARDS AFB – NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, carrying space shuttle Endeavour, departed Edwards Air Force Base at 8:17 a.m., Friday (Sept. 21) to begin a four-and-a-half hour flyover of northern California and the Los Angeles basin before its scheduled same-day landing at Los Angeles International Airport. (View video of the takeoff above, courtesy NASA)
Endeavour flyover sightings!
Some of our lucky readers were able to witness the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final flyover from various vantage points in the Antelope Valley. View their photos below.
Shawna Nelson snapped this low altitude shot from Avenue O, just west of Sierra Highway.
Laura Slonecker Jolls snapped this picture of the Endeavour headed west down Avenue N, just west of Sierra Highway.
Ron Constable took this amazing photo, at 8:44 a.m. on Sept. 21, from his front yard near Avenue N-8 and 30th Street West.
Laura Mathews snapped this awesome picture from Avenue N, near 55th Street West.
Cindy Orr caught this eye-catching photo from Avenue N & Sierra.
Stephanie Johnson caught this poster-worthy picture of the Endeavour from Avenue N, just east of 50th Street East.
Gabriela Pavia whipped out her iPhone just in time to snap this photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour flying over 22nd Street West and Avenue J in Lancaster.
Michael Marlo caught this unique photo as the shuttle crossed Sierra Highway at Avenue N in Palmdale.
Erick Munoz is a Northrop Grumman test pilot, so he was able to get on the flight line to watch the shuttle coming and going. Munoz managed to snap a pic right as the chase plane flew past as the shuttle was landing. “What an amazing experience!!” writes wife Laurie Munoz.
Apryl Kuhn snapped this crystal clear photograph from Avenue N, just west of the Antelope Valley Freeway.
Loretta Canham captured this stunning silhouette from Sierra Hwy and Ave N.
A NASA employee hurried outside just in time to witness this view from NASA’s Site 9 over at Plant 42.
Kelly Price appeared to have a front row seat over in Rosamond! Check out the detail on Kelly Price’s picture!
Carl C. Feyh snapped this perfectly framed photo of Endeavour on Sierra Highway, just south of Avenue M.
Lancaster resident Shedrick Bessent spotted Endeavour around 8:30 a.m. from Quartz Hill, near the corner of W avenue M and Quartz Hill Rd.
A Lancaster resident’s dreaded visit to the Antelope Valley courthouse this morning was instantly brightened when the reader spotted the Endeavour from the courthouse parking lot.
Atherine and Juan Blanco snapped the Endeavour SCA combo from their backyard in Palmdale.
This spectacular photo was taken by Lorin Zide over at Plant 42. “LOW and SLOW- It was so very AWESOME!!!!!” Zide writes.
Did you witness the flyover and document it with a photo that you would like to share? If so, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and where the photo was taken, and we will add it to this page, and to our upcoming facebook gallery.
View many more sightings of space shuttle Endeavour from across the United States here.