A familiar sight appeared in the clear blue skies of the Mojave Desert as the space shuttle Endeavour and its modified NASA 747 carrier aircraft arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20.
After a spectacular low-level flyover of Edwards’ flight line and housing areas, the piggyback pair touched down on Runway 22L at 12:50 p.m., PDT.
Following an overnight stay, the SCA and Endeavour will salute the Antelope Valley area early Sept. 21 with a low flyby over the communities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond and Mojave before heading north to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Several low-level flyovers in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas during the mid-morning period, including the State Capitol in Sacramento, some of the San Francisco area landmarks and museums including the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, Exploratorium and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
The Endeavour on display for NASA Dryden employees and family members after landing.