This week, NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final flight, as it headed across the country to its new permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. On the way there, the shuttle passed over both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort, giving guests and cast members a chance to witness this historic flight.
The shuttle, which was carried on a “ferry flight” atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), left for its new home on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, FL. The shuttle then flew over Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, giving early-rising guests a view of the shuttle from various locations around Walt Disney World property. Check out this video of the shuttle’s flight over Walt Disney World, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:
After leaving Florida, the shuttle traveled across the country to California, where it passed over the Disneyland Resort and the Disney Studios in Burbank on Friday before finally heading to the California Science Center. Here’s another video from the Disney Parks Blog of the shuttle’s flight over Disneyland:
Endeavour’s final flight marked the last “ferry flight” for NASA, bringing its legendary space shuttle program to an end. Guests will be able to see the shuttle at the California Science Center beginning October 30.