Saturday, September 29, 2012

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover at NASA Moffett Field (The Speech)

On 9-21-2012, the space shuttle Endeavour made its last voyage from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, CA where it will rest in the California Science Center museum. The space shuttle was flown attached on top of a Boeing 747 and has made its trip across several famous landmarks all over the United States including the NASA Moffett Field, Monterey Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Endeavour has flown 25 missions, including 12 to help construct and outfit the space station, and logged nearly 123 million miles in flight during 4,671 orbits. It has served us all a very long time and has helped us further understand our unique and mysterious universe. For those who were not lucky enough to get to see it or wish to see it close up and relive the event again, here are the photos I took at the event at NASA Moffett Field near Mountain View, CA. These photos includes photos of the event, the space shuttle itself, the paparazzi groups, and some other stuff. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos. These photos will be split into several parts!

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. View my best event photos here. If you want to view all the photos from the event, use this link.

Message from the Photographer: Currently, I am working very hard to get those Yosemite photos processed so I can start posting them! :) I've been taking a small break from my school work as there is nothing too big coming up recently. LOL So anyways, let's introduce today's photos.

Today, I have some photos of the guest speakers at the event that did the speech. If you wish to also listen to part of the speech, I have a video embedded at the end of this blog post that you can watch. I didn't video tape the whole speech. I left a bit early to get a good spot to view the flyover.

Singing the National Anthem. 

I actually embedded the speech at the end of my high speed photography tutorial, because I used the NASA event as the example in my little lecture. If you just want to watch the speech, go ahead and skip to 22:05 of the video. If you wish to read the tutorial, you can do so here. If you wish to subscribe for more videos, you can do so here

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