Monday, October 1, 2012

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover at NASA Moffett Field (Other Event Photos)

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. Hope you enjoy viewing the photos! These photos will be split into several parts!

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos 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.

These are the last of my Endeavour Flyover photos, which means the next time I post, it should be on Yosemite. I hope you have enjoyed viewing this chain of photos. Since I do not have much photos from the event left, I just titled this "Other Event Photos" and that is exactly what I will be showing you. 

A random guy at the event. I'm guessing he biked to NASA... He did not know about the photo. I took it with my telephoto lens. Gives the background a nice compression! 

Some random bug that flew right in front of me. Decided to take a  photo of it. Not sure what it is.
Update 8-28-2013: This is a Digger Wasp (Sphex lucae).

Wide angle shot of the viewing area and the people there. Lot's of people at the event! Expected for such a big event. 

I'm guessing that is a water tower. Also the sign on the right says:

Emergency Crash Gate
Emergency Response Vehicles Only

Strike Fence Head On
Between Reflective Strips

If Crash Gate is Used, Report Immediately
to Emergency Dispatch at Ext. 4-5416.

And now, that got me thinking... Charge head on... Wouldn't that hurt. LOL 

This is the air control tower. The flight control building.  

 While sitting on the ground and waiting for the flyover, I decided to take a shot from a very low angle. Here is the shot. 

So this finally concludes the NASA chain of posts. I hope you have enjoyed viewing these photos! Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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