Endeavour leaves Kennedy Space Center for final time == September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012 by petecrow
Endeavour took off from Kennedy Space Center about 7:18am and after flying the Visitors Center, the VAB and a part of the coast, circled back and came back low over the SLF in a final salute. She then turned west toward Houston/Ellington.
Before taking off from the north to the south, Endeavour/747 taxied the entire length of the SLF, stopping midway down the runway for media and guests.
Rain threatened and KSC officials debated holding the Endeavour’s departure for a third day, but in the end gave her the greenlight to go.
Far in the distance, Endeavour banks past the Vehicle Assembly Building where for 20 years her journeys back to space began.