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Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off on final journey

AP: NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour left the Kennedy Space Center at sunrise Wednesday on the 1st leg of its flight to California, bolted on top of a jet.

Endeavour will make it as far as Houston Wednesday, and is set to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday. This is NASA’s last ferry flight of a shuttle. Endeavour flew 25 times in space before it was retired last year.

Photo: Endeavour stands atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft ahead of its flight to Los Angeles. (NASA / Dmitri Gerondidakis)

The space shuttle Enterprise flew over New York City today on the back of a modified jumbo jet, part of its journey from the Smithsonian museum in Washington to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum in Manhattan. (Photo via davidandrako)

(Reblogged from davidandrako)