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Space Shuttle Endeavour Heads West

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:10 AM

(photo by Mark Simpson)

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.

(photo by Mark Simpson)

The countdown clock -- now dark.

(photo by Mark Simpson)

Before the shuttle lands in Los Angeles on Friday, it will make a stop in Houston -- home to Mission Control.

(photo by Mark Simpson)

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