Share Your Shots of the Space Shuttle

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.

Did you witness history Friday morning?

The Space Shuttle Endeavour made 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 in this gallery with your fellow Patch users.

How? Just click on the "upload" button at the top. Include in the caption where you shot them, and what was going through your mind, or what did you say to your friends. (You can put images on the NASA’s Flickr Group as well, at  http://www.flickr.com/groups/spaceshuttleendeavour

Here is our list of the most essential information as of 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

What do you think about the Space Shuttle Endeavour's visit to Northern California? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 21, 2012 at 09:31 PM
The Shuttle program was great. It is to bad Obama gutted NASA .
Scott Yeager September 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM
There you go again, Michael. I think the next goal should be Mars. "NASA retired the space shuttle to devote its resources to sending astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, to an asteroid, back to the moon and eventually Mars. In addition to developing a new multi-purpose crew vehicle (MPCV) designed to take crews outward into the solar system, NASA is soliciting the launch services from four commercially-designed spacecraft to take astronauts to and from the International Space Station. "With the end of the shuttle program, we bring to a close a remarkable chapter in America's history in space and usher in the next extraordinary moment in our nation's story of exploration," Johnson Space Center director and shuttle commander Michael Coats said before introducing the son of a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory astrophysicist for one last celebrity tribute." http://www.space.com/12804-nasa-space-shuttle-program-officially-ends.html
Scott Yeager September 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
This is well worth seeing. Full color panorama shot of Mars from Curiosity. http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/curiosity-first-color-360.html
Cam September 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Michael Wilson--You need to get your facts straight before posting incorrect info: Grounding the space shuttles was a national policy ordered by President George W. Bush on Jan. 14, 2004 as reported in the Miami Herald & LA Times.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau September 22, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Gosh, Republican Kid, it's such a shame that democrat Obama has gutted everything from handing out free lollipops at barbershops all the way to gutting my neighbor's cat. Yuck, that was really a mess. We need a true Republican running things to make sure the gutting gets done right. Nothing guts like a good ol' Republican.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 22, 2012 at 08:02 AM
cam you are right on the shuttle program. As I am aware it only had a 30yr life span. Obama killed the replacement.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 22, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Sorry Steve your argument would only work if Republicans had been in charge the last 4 yrs
Christian Kallen September 22, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Aside from all the misplaced politics, thanks Mary RIchardson of Napa for your cool shots of the shuttle! Anyone else who has some to contribute, please to!
Tom Davidson September 22, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I got some GREAT shots.
Mary Richardson September 23, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Right on, Christian! You are welcome! What an exciting sight to see! At one point I had to put down the camera and just wave! (I'm a very sentimental gal at heart!)


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