Space Shuttle Endeavour at 1500'

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    virgil4u, qdmphoto, thomasabjohnson, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. erinblatzer 65 months ago | reply

      Um, wow. You must have an amazing lens. Awesome!

    2. virgil4u 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture!

    3. AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker 65 months ago | reply

      It's just a 50-200 lens. The 747 came down to 1500'. Quite a show!

    4. groovehouse 65 months ago | reply

      This photo has been used in a Houstonist feature

      See this photo on Houstonist!

    5. J-a-x 65 months ago | reply

      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?

    6. jason tinder 65 months ago | reply

      really, really cool

    7. AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker 65 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. saroy 65 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. qdmphoto 65 months ago | reply

      quite a shot - congrats!

    10. Virginian Highlander 48 months ago | reply

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

    11. Virginian Highlander 48 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this picture, welcome to the Space Shuttle Fleet!

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