Watching Space Shuttle Endeavour's Flyover: 5 Things to Know

Share your photos of, and thoughts about Space Shuttle Endeavour's farewell tour here, where Patch has published essential links and information, on this historic morning.


Are you heading out Friday morning to witness history?

The Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its once-in-a-lifetime farewell tour over Northern California, sometime beginning about 9:30 a.m.

Whether you’ve got a phone camera or a Nikon digital SLR, we want to see what you saw. Share your pictures with fellow Patch users here.

To make sure you have the most essential information Friday morning, we provide you what you need to know: 

  1. NASA will issue news of any changes, such as the one-hour takeoff delay time of 8:15 a.m., announced Thursday: http://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html
  2. The flight path take Space Shuttle Endeavour over the San Francisco Bay Area about 9:30 a.m., roughly following U.S. Highway 101 and appearing over NASA-Ames about 10 a.m., then the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Vandenberg Air Force Base. It will fly over Los Angeles in the late morning.
  3. If  you spot the shuttle during the four-and-a-half-hour period, use Twitter hashtags #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour's vehicle designation.
  4. NASA will webstream the Endeavour’s progress beginning at 8 am. via: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
  5. Share with your neighbors at Patch by uploading your photos! Just click on the "upload" button at the top. Include in the caption where you shot them, and what you were thinking. (You can on the NASA’s Flickr Group as well: http://www.flickr.com/groups/spaceshuttleendeavour

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Esmée St James September 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Check out the photo I posted that Blue Eyes just took of the piggyback shuttle flying by. Pretty darned awesome!
Sheila Sanchez September 21, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Great shot, Esmee! Thanks for sharing!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 21, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Very Cool!
Sheri Woodburn September 21, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Great shot Esmee, where was it taken? Mine is from a Saratoga hill as it was heading over the Santa Cruz mountains!
Sheila Sanchez September 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Thank you for sharing, Sheri. Appreciate it! Yeah, I wondered that about Esmee's photo, too.


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