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Old Dec 10, 2012, 4:28 PM   #1
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Default The sky's the limit - Shuttle fly-over

Shuttle Endeavour's final flight to Los Angeles. It did a fly-over over my work (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at 1500 feet.




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Old Dec 10, 2012, 9:13 PM   #2
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Nice catch. It wasn't supposed to come near my house, so naturally I wasn't home when it did!
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To ride the currents of air like a bird in flight oh what a feeling!
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Funny you posted those shots. I captured this image as they flew over the Bay Area and was thinking about posting it. The thing is, I had a P&S and took the pictures from inside the building (through a tinted window). So, IQ sucks. The pictures are only good because they document a historic fact.
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Hey thanks guys.

Tullio - this was essential shot with a fancy P&S (FZ150) I had just gotten this camera so I wanted to try it out. In retrospect, I should have taken my GF with a long lens. Oh well.
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Interesting perspective in the first shot. Makes it look as if the shuttle is separating (or maybe landing).
Gotta be real fun to land that combo!

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Interesting perspective in the first shot. Makes it look as if the shuttle is separating (or maybe landing).
Gotta be real fun to land that combo!

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I think I heard in an interview that the shuttle is placed at that angle to provide additional lift to the 747, given the weight of the combo.
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Incredible photos! Mine were lousy, too much haze. But these are awesome!
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Incredible photos! Mine were lousy, too much haze. But these are awesome!
Thanks mtngal, they flew directly overhead at 1500 feet. Here's a shot where I couldn't zoom out quick enough!

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