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Shuttle Endeavor Flyover: Send Us Your Photos, Videos

The space shuttle Endeavor puts on quite a show as it flew over the East Bay on Friday morning.

The space shuttle Endeavor put on quite a show for people who looked skyward in the East Bay on Friday morning.

The shuttle flew over Walnut Creek at 10:05 a.m. at 1,500 feet. It was escorted and it was clearly visible. It then headed toward Oakland and the Golden Gate Bridge and the Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

The retired spacecraft rode on the back of a modified 747 aircraft, escorted by a military jet. 

The shuttle came in from the northeast after soaring over Sacramento at about 9:30 a.m.

It will land in Los Angeles and then be driven to its retirement home at the California Science Center.

Ames hosted a shuttle watch party at its site. In addition, Ames hopes to webcast the program and flyover on its UStream channel from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

If you snapped a photo or video of Endeavor as it passed by, upload to this story.

Robert September 21, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Can't wait to see this part of history, whether first hand which is doubtful, unless Endeavor flies over Livermore, or watching it on TV or the Ames webcast!
Don September 21, 2012 at 04:57 AM
So, what will they do with the 747? Probably moth ball it.
Jeanette September 21, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Just went by my house on Manor blvd.....so cool!
x September 21, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Stopped by the Mormon Temple off 13 the utilize there open parking lot 30 minutes ago and got to see it. http://i48.tinypic.com/1z2k18x.jpg
marvin maniti September 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
did it pass by dumbarton bridge yet ?
Your Name September 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Awesome! my office window looks at Alcatraz and the G.G. bridge, what an amazing site. I got to share a historical moment with my colleagues.
Carol Parker September 21, 2012 at 08:37 PM
It could be seen over Alameda, although I missed it. Neighbors who did see it said it was spectacular.
Janice P Ellis September 21, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I missed seeing it live, but, did see the takeoff from Edwards AFB online. I can imagine it must have been amazing to see. Really fond memories of the shuttle missions, as well as tragic ones. Well done, NASA! The California Science Center will be a fitting home for Endeavor. I'll miss seeing the takeoffs and the landings, which always gave me chills. What an honor it must have been to be part of the the NASA 747 flight crew for this trip. Incredible.
RedDogLead September 21, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Make it into a Bar/Restaurant, so it can make money for a change.......
Al. Bronzini September 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM
I was on my way to Lake Chabot for a better view, I was still in my yard when I heard the familiar sound of a low flying wide body, looked up and there it was coming over 580 in C.V. at about 1500 feet, gave me chills, made me feel so proud to be an American.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 02:08 AM
As much as we all enjoy this generous gift that NASA brought us out here in the Bay Area, I can't help but wonder if this was an appropriate flight. It seemed more like a "joy ride" when you got right down to it. Endeavour should have flown directly to its final resting spot. The longer it stayed up in the air on this extravagent flight, the more likely something bad was going to happen to it. Add to that how much of the taxpayers' money was spent funding this "joy ride" and factor in whether or not it was worth spending this money to make a few folks happy here in the Bay Area. Sorry, but this trip, even though it probably gave a lot of people the view of a lifetime, was not worth the monies spent to make this trip happen. And given that it involved keeping something up in the air longer than it needed to be, it also opened the flight up to an increased chance that something bad would happen on the way to the Shuttle's final resting place. And we already lost "Challenger" and "Columbia", we probably didn't need to risk losing another, even it was for a "publicity stunt" like this flight.
Sfgiants72 September 22, 2012 at 02:23 AM
@californicated. Alright Capt buzzkill, If you want to whine and moan about things you can 't control, I would highly suggest going on another website. I enjoyed the nice viewing of the Endeavor when it flew over Alamo around 10 am this morning.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I'm more of an "enlisted man"--I work for a living. So elevating my rank to "Captain" may seem inappropriate.
RedDogLead September 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Californicated 1: Sorry,but you are a world class idiot, race baiting fool---who has been attempting to dominate the Patch Blog with your leftist B/S for the last couple of weeks---get a job ---get a life. This last flight was a tribute to the NASA folks who put their lives on the line so idiots like you can have a cellphone stuck in your ear to communicate with your wierdo friends---Hey, are you still dragging unemployment or did it run out ?
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Not quite sure how I or anybody else gets elevated to "world class" anything. Was I paraded before a panel of judges? What made them qualified to judge me "world class"? Thanks for the compliment, but I don't think I rise to the level "world class" anything, even it is to call me names or try and insult me. Given this forum, one can always try again.
Sfgiants72 September 22, 2012 at 02:47 AM
@californicated. I'm very impressed, now go mope somewhere else.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 02:50 AM
You first.
Sfgiants72 September 22, 2012 at 02:58 AM
How can you be sure that I'm moping, what evidence do you have backing your statement? I think everybody would love to know.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 03:05 AM
You are replying to my comments for starters. Surely you have something much better to do with your life and time other than bantering back and forth with me. It's one thing when I waste my own time, but getting you to waste yours on me, quite an accomplishment if I don't say so myself. I'm not sure why I deserve both the honor and attention, but it is flattering, though. So that is why I believe that you are "moping".
Sfgiants72 September 22, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Well you really haven't answer my question, all that you can develop are assumptions. Anyways enjoy the weekend sunshine and remember this my friend, you are a legend in your own mind.
anthony September 22, 2012 at 03:25 AM
today a couple of kids looked up and got bit by the space bug... one will be researching the long-term effects of extended exposure to zero g. on cognitive function and realize a related breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer's... the other will become a metalurgist looking for a new shielding skin and develop plate material for batteries that will solve size and disposal problems long perplexing the industry, and to top it off when the shuttle pair land a butterfly alights on the aileron. That's just a few for return on investment. If you want to pitch a fit, getting the shuttle across town to the museum grounds is your real overhead for the transit.
Mr. Pickles September 22, 2012 at 03:27 AM
@fornicated; It's funny, You bring out the worst in everyone.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Coming from such a like-minded soul, that is a compliment. Don't you have the rest of your baseball game to slog through? As for me, I'm waiting on the season finale of "Bering Sea Gold" in 20 minutes.
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 03:43 AM
It would have been much safer if it stayed on the ground and was transported to its final resting place using the shortest route between origination and destination points, but that's just me.
RedDogLead September 22, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Yes, Daniel ,that appears to be his/she/it's mission in life---stir the pot---its,straight from the arsonists playbook----"start a fire" and watch the reaction---and get your jollies as honest ,hard working people put their live's on the line to save others---this person is a sicko---read the back blogs.....
Californicated1 September 22, 2012 at 03:51 AM
And so the flaming continues....
reggieqh1 September 22, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Anyways.... Passed right over my Office so LOW & was amazing... Settlled down safe and sound now in it's forever home. I have seen the Blue Angels Fly over (Many times) & Marine One w/ the President, but this was the most exciting of all!
Al. Bronzini September 22, 2012 at 03:26 PM
anthohy, you are a man of vision.
Carpe Diem September 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM
>>It seemed more like a "joy ride" when you got right down to it. We could use a little joy... and inspiration. Besides, the California Science Center is footing the bill. Some people just like to complain. It makes them feel smarter than everyone else.
Shae Clements September 23, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I live in Texas and saw it fly over my house! I wondered what it was, and here I am sitting reading the patch (yes, I still miss Cali) and find out what it was that I saw! That is amazing!

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