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100% Manmade Magnificence | by Jill Clardy
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100% Manmade Magnificence

Shuttle Endeavour on its final flight through the Bay Area; headed to LAX where it will be housed in a nearby museum.


I viewed it from the Palo Alto Baylands, near Shoreline Lake; Moffett Field and NASA Ames are just a few miles south. Turned out to be a perfect location to see the roaring giant glide past. A memorable chapter in history is now closed. We became complacent about the many Shuttle missions, but the entire program represents one of the pinnacles of human achievement.


I was afraid that my 300mm lens wasn't long enough, but the 747 & Shuttle flew so low that 300mm was just perfect to "fill the frame".

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Taken on September 21, 2012