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Diary of a Shuttle Groupie

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Chasing Endeavour from Coast to Coast
Skip the blah blah blah and just show me the photos!Link to the slideshow
Space Shuttle Endeavour’s ferry flight from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California marked the last time that a shuttle orbiter was carried on board the modified Boeing 747 known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA).Being a historically significant event, I volunteered to provide photographic coverage for airliners.net, like what I did for that site for the final two space shuttle missions, STS-134 and STS-135.
Friday, September 14
My alarm went off at 2 am, but I didn’t need it.I arrived at my Cocoa Beach hotel the previous evening at around 9 pm.I wasn’t able to sleep either due to the excitement of the upcoming events, coming off working night shift earlier in the week, or the fact that 2 am was only 11 pm back home.Thank goodness Dunkin’ Donuts was open 24-hours!
After picking up my badge, I made it to the KSC Press Site…