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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZX_COLLAGE_MAIN_small1.jpgCollage of arrival of NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour to LAX
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NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412G_JP_small1.jpgNASA 747 delivers Shuttle to NY to be transported from JFK to Manhattan via barge to be placed at the Intrepid Museum
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912Y_JP_small.jpgThe last minutes that a Shuttle would ever be airborne
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912_JP_small.jpgAirport employees watch as the shuttle comes from West to East as it prepares for the first fly by over runway 24R
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912D_JP_small.jpgFirst fly by over runway 24R, accompanied by two NASA F/A 18 Hornet jets
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912L_JP_small.jpgPassing over runway 24R at about 500 feet
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912T_JP_small.jpgPassing runway 24R and about to commence the next fly by on the South side of the field over runway 25R
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZA_JP_small.jpgJust about over runway 25R as second fly by begins
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZB_JP_small.jpgClassic LAX shot as the 747 and Shuttle Endeavour fly over runway 25R at around 500 feet
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZE_JP_small.jpgPassing by me during fly by over runway 25R
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZG_JP_small.jpgZoom shot as the 747 and Shuttle Endeavour perform the fly by over runway 25R
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZK_JP_small.jpgCompleted the fly by over runway 25R and preparing for final touchdown on 25R moments ahead...
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZX_JP_small.jpgFinal time the Shuttle Endeavor will be in the air as the 747 touches down on runway 25R
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZZC_JP_small.jpgBeautiful sight as the 747 is about to plant the front gear down on runway 25R, the last time a shuttle will ever be in the air.... -history is made!
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SHUTTLE_LAX_0912ZZF_JP_small.jpgThe 747 and Shuttle Endeavor park at United maintenance as the world's media looks on and the ceremony is about to begin
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NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412G_COLLAGE_MAIN_FOR_COSTCO__joepriesavnet_small.jpgThis is a collage photo I made for my friends at JFK to enjoy..
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IMG_0820_1.jpgJust pulled out of the hangar and ready for the transition over to the crane where it will be prepared for the move on to the barge
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IMG_0823_MAIN_2.jpgThe move begins, escorted by the Port Authority airport operations' finest...
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IMG_0825_MAIN_3.jpgHere is what the caravan looks like. That lift contraption you see was specially made for this move
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IMG_0828_4.jpgThe shuttle and crane moving right along...
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IMG_0829_5.jpgView of the shuttle and the moving platform
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IMG_0831_6.jpgSlow, but moving right along..
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IMG_0833_7.jpgThe obligatory side shot with favorable sun angle and perfect foreground and background for the side shot
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IMG_0837_8.jpgGulfstream IV taking off on runway 31L as the taxi to the barge area continues..
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IMG_0841_9.jpgHere is the entire rig with the truck, trailer and the payload
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IMG_0856_10.jpgCloseup of the front end of the Shuttle Enterprise as it is moved over to the barge area
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IMG_0858_11.jpgThe trailer has been reversed and is now being backed up into the crane area
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IMG_0861_12.jpgSlowly moving back to meet with the crane
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IMG_0862_13.jpgPositioning the first of 4 points of contact for the crane
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IMG_0887_15.jpgCrane fully attached, waiting for test lift
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IMG_0890_16.jpgFront view of the shuttle with crane attached, waiting for test lift
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IMG_0893_17.jpgTest lift achieved...
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IMG_0895_18.jpgCloseup of test lift as crew looks on
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IMG_0900_19.jpgTest lift completed
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IMG_0903_20.jpgTest lifting completed, crane removed until next day for actual lift unto barge
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IMG_0724small~0.jpgNot a great shot but still worthy of sharing as the 747 with shuttle pass by the Empire State Building as seen from JFK
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IMG_0736small.jpgHere is what it looked like performing the 1000 foot fly-by over runway 31L
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NASA_747_N950NA_JFK_0412Bsmall.jpgMain gear down, about to touch down with the nose gear on runway 31L
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