Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Farewell Run on Road

The Endeavour has flown 25 successful missions, travelled nearly 200 million km, spent 299 days in space and circled the earth 4671 times.
Accustomed to speeds of upto 28000km/h Its "Last Mission" was to crawl at 3km/h through cheering crowds in Los Angeles.
13th October 2012. NASA's Endeavour was Transported from Los Angeles International Airport to California Space Center, a distance of about 19km. The job was done by SARENS North America of the SARENS Group with close cooperation between various public and private entities on specially designed array of KAMAG Self Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMT). SARENS is one of the largest Heavy-Lift company in the world with Headquarters in Belgium and branches in over 50 countries. SARENS India has its head office in Delhi. 
This was the first time and probably the last for such event. Here are some photos. 

REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon 













..........................................................................................................................................................................PS: I couldn't trace from which source i got most of the photos. There are so many. I am not using the photographs for any monetary gain. Kindly, don't sue me please i have too much already to worry about ;-).

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