Space Shuttle Overhead

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    The Space Shuttle Orbiter flew over Johnson Space Center this morning on its trip back to Florida. It was low -- really low -- low enough to catch this even with my mobile phone (if only I had my camera...).

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    1. the_other_ben 77 months ago | reply

      I missed it leaving Edwards. I wasn't keeping track of it, otherwise i could have gotten up early.

      Check out the photos on Mojave Skies of it leaving, good stuff.

    2. spikehug 77 months ago | reply

      omg so cool! piggyback!

    3. kittell 77 months ago | reply

      There's traffic coming in from somewhere to this photo -- thank you. If anyone has a better photo of the Orbiter flyover, please leave a comment and link to it so others can see yours. This is just a crummy shot from a BlackBerry, only minimally representative of how majestic the flyover was.

    4. kittell 77 months ago | reply

      Here are a few excellent photos from someone at JSC: www.flickr.com/photos/saroy/sets/72157611048275035/

    5. kittell 77 months ago | reply

      Here's another view that I saw in the Houstonist group: www.flickr.com/photos/atbaker/3100297233/in/pool-houstonist/

    6. kittell 77 months ago | reply

      And a few more shots: flickr.com/photos/rfortson/sets/72157611048894877/

      The pattern here: they're all better than mine. Have a look.

    7. josh.atkins 76 months ago | reply

      wow, awesome pic! if it wasn't for sts-41-b they'd do this every time. you've gotta love 747s.

      Maybe in the 2020s you'll be able to get a pic of orion descending (I guess it's gonna wind up being a splashdown instead of land touchdown?) that would be cool.

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