The space shuttle Endeavour has taken off on its final flight across the country, where it's heading to Los Angeles. WMFE's Mark Simpson was on hand at dawn to photograph its departure from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. (You can see more of Mark's pictures in the days leading up to Wednesday's departure here, and read more about today's launch here.)
Here it is, bolted on top of a 747, prior to takeoff.
The countdown clock -- now dark.
Before the shuttle lands in Los Angeles on Friday, it will make a stop in Houston -- home to Mission Control.