Space Shuttle 'Endeavour' Launch Captured in Photos and Video from a Delta Flight
NASA may have hosted a massive tweet-up at Kennedy Space Center today for the final launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle, but, as we've seen before, the real magic is in the skies as passengers onboard nearby aircraft snap photos of the launch and share them almost immediately on Twitter.
User Stefanie Gordon (@stefmara) admitted to having the perfect flight earlier today, going from New York-LaGuardia to Palm Beach onboard Delta with a row of seats to herself and this awesome view out the window. With her iPhone, she captured these two photos, plus a video you can watch here.
We're most partial to this image, which shows the shuttle having just pierced the cloud cover and heading on a direct course for the blackness of outer space above.
Rememeber! There's only one more chance to experience this yourself, and this is when the final Space Shuttle launch occurs for the final time: June 28 with the Atlantis. Book your Florida trip now, but do keep in mind that it may be delayed, just as this one was.