Remarks: The last space shuttle ferry flight in progress. The space shuttle Endeavour sits on top of the shuttle carrier aircraft. This picture was taken looking straight up from ground next to the SCA. The orbiter appears as reptilian creature next to the smooth skin of the 747 SCA.
Remarks: The last space shuttle ferry flight preparation in progress. The space shuttle Endeavour is towed from her hanger to the Mate Demate Device (MDD). Here the rear attachment arms (in yellow) of the hoist on the MDD can be seen. The orbiter is passing the 747SCA that will take her to LAX.
Remarks: The last space shuttle ferry flight in progress. After mounting Endeavour on top of the SCA 905, the duo was pushed out of the Mate Demate Device (MDD) in the morning. For this last pushback, I made my way to the very end of the MDD device and stood as they silently passed by me. Here Endeavour is sliding by my work platform while 905 can be seen beneath her. It is a sight like no other and will never be repeated.