Friday, September 21, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final ferry flight voyage

Stitch’s Adventure Club adventured to see the final voyage (to it’s new home) of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.  Stitch didn’t want Wrangler’s Scorch’s once in a lifetime opportunity to pass by having to babysit him, so he stayed near all the food trucks and had coffee, while Scorch captured the shuttle on it’s last ferry flight.

We hung out at NASA AMES RESEARCH / Moffett Field Air Field to await the fly over.

Some information about NASA Ames:

Ames was the second of NASA’s 10 field
centers, founded Dec. 20, 1939, as an aeronautics
research laboratory and named for National
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics chairperson
Dr. Joseph S. Ames. In 1958, it became part of
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ames’ prime location in the heart of California’s
Silicon Valley at the core of the research
cluster of high-tech companies, universities and
laboratories affords outstanding opportunities
for innovative partnerships with the nation’s
technological, academic and entrepreneurial
leaders that helps make future space exploration
a reality.

Some facts about Space shuttle Endeavor:
Endeavor was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. It was a replacement for Space Shuttle Challenger.
It was named after a ship chartered to traverse the South Pacific in 1768 and captained by 18th century explorer James Cook.
Endeavor completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles.
Like shuttles Discovery, Enterprise and Atlantis, Endeavor is embarking on its next mission – to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers at the California Science Center.

Information about Ames and Space Shuttle obtained from NASA website.

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