This is Craig Batteas. He flies the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier aircraft, and tomorrow morning he will fly his plane, with the Endeavour space shuttle strapped to its back, over San Francisco. And as you can see, he really wishes he worked for BASA, Bernal’s very own space agency.
The shuttle will fly over San Francisco tomorrow; I’ve seen the flight plan, and it looks like Crissy Field and Treasure Island will be prime viewing spots. @KarltheFog permitting, the shuttle should be visible from Bernal Hill.
Timing-wise, it looks like the overflight will happen between 9 or 10 am, but there may be a 1 hour delay. Check the @bernalwood Twitter account tomorrow morning for updates.
Your Bernalwood Editor saw Endeavour arrive here at Edwards AFB a few hours ago. Here’s what it looked like:
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So anywhere between 8am and 11am? Damn, I thought I could maybe miss just an hour of work and see this. 😦
I hope the fix is in for the Bernal fly-over. We’ll take up the collection later and reimburse you.
Okay, time to pay up!!!
Mr. Lapin, are you the one responsible for the Endeavor flying DIRECTLY above our house on Anderson Street ten minutes ago?!! My heart is still pounding from the excitement. Thank you BASA, and a wistful goodbye to the Shuttle! Thank you!
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That was amazing! From on top of the hill, it looked like Endeavour was flying down Cortland. Wow!
Was helping someone load a truck up in Golden Gate heights this morning, heard a loud rumble, and HOLY CRAP THERE IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. It was awesome.
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