Space Shuttle Endeavour at 1500'

  • Erin Blatzer PRO 7y

    Um, wow. You must have an amazing lens. Awesome!
  • Virgil C. Robinson 7y

    Awesome capture!
  • Adam Baker PRO 7y

    It's just a 50-200 lens. The 747 came down to 1500'. Quite a show!
  • Eric S. 7y

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  • Jackson Myers PRO 7y

    Wow that's so damn cool! Why did they fly over Houston so low? I wouldn't have guessed you could have seen it so clearly. Could you see it from downtown?
  • jason tinder 7y

    really, really cool
  • Adam Baker PRO 7y

    The orbiter was forced to land at Edwards Air Force Base in California due to bad weather at Cape Canaveral. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft made a refueling stop in Ellington Air Field. As a holiday present to all the NASA engineers, the pilot made a couple of "flybys" of Johnson Space Center. I'm sure they went as low as safety and the regulations allow. We heard it was 1500'.

    I imagine it was impossible to see from downtown, but anyone in the Clear Lake area probably had a decent view. Weather was spectacular.
  • Sarah 7y

    Actually, it didn't stop at Ellington -- just did a couple very low passes over the runway. Then it circled JSC before heading to Louisiana to spend the night.

    Regardless -- VERY COOL.
  • qdmphoto 7y

    quite a shot - congrats!
  • Virginian Highlander 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Space Shuttle Fleet , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Virginian Highlander 5y

    Thank you for posting this picture, welcome to the Space Shuttle Fleet!
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Taken on December 11, 2008
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