Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB
December 5, 2008

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Bad weather caused the Space shuttle Endeavour to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of STS-126 on November 30. It was the 52nd Space Shuttle mission to land at Edwards. It will return to the Kennedy Space Center on a 747 Carrier Aircraft. On Friday, December 5 Endeavour was suspended under the Mate/Demate Device at the Dryden Flight Research Center being prepared for mounting on the 747.

High winds hampered the effort to mount it on the 747 Carrier Aircraft, so the departure was postponed until Wednesday, December 10.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008 Endeavour is suspended from the yellow cradle and lifted by the three yellow block and tackles. Gray workstands surround the orbiter and can be raised independently.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

OV-101, Enterprise, August 12, 1977 Thirty-one years earlier the Space Shuttle Enterprise, OV-101 is towed into the Mate/Demate Device on August 12, 1977 following its first Approach and Landing Test flight.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008 Former Space Shuttle astronaut Gordon Fulerton is the man in khaki with the baseball cap. He flew on two Approach and Landing test missions in the Enterprise and on the third flight of Columbia.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

20,082 pixel by 12,628 pixel high-resolution view produced by stitching together 56 images (8 columns by 7 rows) taken with a Gigapan robotic camera mount. It has a field of view of 99.5 degrees wide by 62.6 degrees high (top=41.5, bottom=-21.1).

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Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

32,852 pixel by 21,708 pixel high-resolution view produced by stitching together 182 images (14 columns by 13 rows) taken with a Gigapan robotic camera mount. It has a field of view of 164.5 degrees wide by 108.7 degrees high (top=68.2, bottom=-40.5).

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Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is suspended under the Mate/Demate Device.

Panorama size: 115 megapixels (18182 x 6337 pixels)
Input images: 24 (8 columns by 3 rows)
Field of view: 80.1 degrees wide by 27.9 degrees high (top=23.8, bottom=-4.2)

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008 The tail cone sits in the Shuttle processing hangar waiting to be installed on Endeavour.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB<br>December 5, 2008 A boilerplate Orion crew module is being readied for escape system tests to be conducted at White Sands in New Mexico. It will be launched on an upper stage from a Minuteman missile. The rocket propelled escape system will pull the module away from the booster and it will be lowered to the ground under three parachutes.


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A dozen photos of 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include:

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747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979.
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747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991.
747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999.
747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000.
747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007.
747-SCA N911NA/Endeavor take-off on December 10, 2008.
747-SCA N911NA/Discovery take-off on September 20, 2009.
747-SCA N905NA/Endeavor flyover at LAX, September 21, 2012.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base

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Bad weather caused the Space shuttle Endeavour to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of STS-126 on November 30, 2007. Following servicing in the Mate/Demate Device, it departed from Edwards on the back of 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA on December 10.

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A dozen photographs of the Space Shuttle Discovery at Edwards Air Force Base. Bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center caused the Space shuttle Discovery to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of mission STS-128 on September 11, 2009. Following servicing in the Mate/Demate Device, it departed from Edwards on the back of 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA on September 20.

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A dozen photos of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Flights. Boeing 747-Shuttle Carrier Aircraft N905NA and Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived at Edwards Air Force Base from Biggs Army Airfield on September 20, 2012. The pair were placed on static display at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center that afternoon. The 747/Shuttle stack departed from Edwards Air Force Base on the morning of September 21. It toured California and several landmarks in the LA Basin. It made two low passes over Los Angeles International Airport before making its final landing. The 747-SCA was flown to Edwards Air Force Base on September 24 where it was retired. The Endeavour ison display at the California Science Center.

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