Final Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour 09/05/12
Celebrate the Historic Final Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour Sept. 14 – 17
After 19 years of service, 25 missions, 133 astronauts carried, 299 days in space and 122,883,151 miles traveled, space shuttle Endeavour is departing Kennedy Space Center for the last time. Guests are invited to join the farewell celebration Sept. 14 – 17, 2012, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The public has the opportunity to see Endeavour as it is being prepared for its journey atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Sept. 14 and 15. Through scheduled exclusive Endeavour bus tours, guests will be able to view the orbiter as it is lifted by the mate-demate device (MDD) and placed atop a specially designed Boeing 747 aircraft.
As a collectible, complimentary gift during the festivities, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests will receive a lithograph of Endeavour as a keepsake.
There are two unique opportunities to view the fly-out of Endeavour at approximately 7:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 17. A limited number of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests will have a front-row seat to witness the departure of Endeavour from the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Another fly-out viewing option is from the Visitor Complex as the history-setting mission covers the sky above the attraction’s Rocket Garden.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is flying out of KSC for the last time! It will be traveling to its new home in Los Angeles and the California Science Center on top of Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) on Sept. 17.
KSC will offer a bus tour on Sept. 14 and 15 that will include a drive-by of Endeavour as it’s being prepared to fly out. The tour will also feature a drive-by of Launch Pad 39-A and the Apollo/Saturn V center. The price is $20 for adults, $14 for ages 3-11 in addition to regular admission costs.
The public will be able to view the take-off of Endeavour’s final trip on Sept. 17 for $40 per person (plus admission). As part of regular admission that day, guests can watch Endeavour as it crosses 300 feet above the complex’s Rocket Garden.
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