Must-See Video of the Ultimate Piggyback Ride: The Space Shuttle Endeavour

By: Lauren Tjaden


You can watch Space Shuttle Endeavour take flight – for the last time in history – thanks to my friend Melody’s fabulous video. Melody filmed Endeavour soaring away from Kennedy Space Center atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on Sept. 19, 2012 from her home in Merritt Island. Endeavor was on her way to the California Science Center where she will be permanently displayed.

Take a peek at that beautiful bird appearing out of the clouds and see if the sight doesn't give you chills.

Fun Facts: You might say Space Shuttle Endeavour is a well-traveled lady—if you wanted to make an epic understatement. She flew a whopping 25 missions with 148 crew members; she spent 296 days in space; she orbited Earth 4,671 times.  And she covered 122,883,151 miles in the process. Another epic understatement? We’re going to miss her.

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