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The Space Shuttle Endeavour take a once-in-a-lifetime victory lap over the Bay Area piggybacking on a modified Boeing 747. Photos by George Murphy.

Space Shuttle Victory Lap

by George Murphy September 21, 2012 Photo Splash

The space shuttle Endeavour took to the air one last time today, riding piggyback atop a NASA modified Boeing 747 airplane, as it took a final “victory lap” around the the state of California. Endeavour left Edwards Air Force Base just North of L.A. this morning, making it’s way first to the Sacramento area and then West […]

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Space Shuttle Wrap Up & Gallery Links

by George Murphy August 10, 2011 Journal Essays

July was an intense and exhausting month as I hit the road with a car packed to the gills with photographic equipment and traveled to Florida’s “Space Coast” to witness and document first-hand the final mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. I would be providing an insider look at this historic event for the Press […]

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