Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Last chance to see Space Shuttle Ride shuttle carrier Boeing 747

There are events in history and one's life that are the last to be recorded and seen. A similar event will take place when NASA's space shuttle Endeavour will take off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday around 7:15 a.m. EDT piggy-backing atop a modified Boeing 747, known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA.  

Photo: NASA
Endeavour is headed for Los Angeles where it will be put on display at the California Science Center. 

And this is going to be the 'final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program', after which the SCA will also be put out of service.  
Shuttle Discovery was brought to its new home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in April; Shuttle prototype Enterprise was moved to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City in July; and Shuttle Atlantis will be showcased in an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Read more: Business Insider


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