As my taxi sped away from JFK during one of my trips to New York last April, an improbable sight caught my eye: the illuminated tail of a Space Shuttle poking out of a hangar, still mounted atop the special 747 that had brought it there. I had that giddy reaction of someone who’s just bumped into a celebrity—Space Shuttle Enterprise had been all over the news at the time.
So on my way back to the airport a few days later, I was prepared with my camera on the off chance that it was still there. It was, but I was not as prepared as I’d hoped, and of the 3 shots I was able to get off as the cab raced by, the one below was the best, and I think pretty accurately captured my passing glimpse from that first night.
Suffice it to say I did not hear about Space Shuttle Endeavour’s flyby of San Francisco until after it happened. But lots of other people did. There’s a nice round up of pics at Burrito Justice’s post, Good Night, Sweet Prince.