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Local Photos: Endeavour Flies Over Highland Park and Mount Washington

Angelenos were inspired to post thousands of photographs through social media on Friday, including many taken in Highland Park.

After 20 years of testing the galaxy and the limits of human imagination and ingenuity, the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour took its final flight on Friday, Sept. 21.

It's final tour was less grand in scope than its previous NASA expeditions, but it was nevertheless a spectatcle that captivated Highland Park residents who took the opportunity to frame the modern marvel against a local backdrop.

Earl3d September 22, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I photographed it from my rooftop near Franklin High and wrote it up on my blog: http://bit.ly/PvNoLA. I love how it seems like all of L.A. came out to see it!
The MOG September 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Luv The Chicken Boy Pic! Cluckin good fun, as CBF would say!
Shelly Schraff September 23, 2012 at 06:21 PM
The unbridled sounds of joy and enthusiasm from the children at Aldama Elementary were every bit as exciting and uplifting as seeing the shuttle.
The MOG September 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM
"unbridled sounds of joy and enthusiasm," VERY well put, Mrs. Schraff. It truly was a magical moment.
Frank Mackey September 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Did anyone catch the V-22 Osprey that flew over HLP on Sunday from somewhere between 1-3pm? I had no idea they were horrifyingly huge.
David Fonseca (Editor) September 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I did not see this, Frank. Curious if anyone else did.
Frank Mackey September 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I will try to get a picture. I was going to run for my camera (without memory card so I would have failed) when my friend Quick Draw pulled out his dslr... not sure if he got it though. Back in Feb-Mar a gaggle of Super Cobras passed through... like a dozen and a half! I could almost hear Wagner.

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