The Space Shuttle Endeavour safely landed about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Ellington Field, but excitement is still in the air as the space craft piggy-backed in the skies above Houston in a victory-style fly-over.
CultureMap, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and other organizations welcomed submitted images as people were out this beautiful morning to snap Endeavour overhead. We've found and received these so far. Thanks to everyone for sharing!
"Shuttle Endeavour & fighter escort over League City this morning," Texasmamma777 writes.
Casey Miller shared this super pic on CultureMap's Facebook page.
"From our hospital rooftop: Image of #Endeavour shuttle passing over the Astrodome this morning." Wonderful photo submitted by Texas Children's Hospital!
Jason Martin posted this pic on CultureMap's Twitter feed: "Here's one I took at Krist Samaritan Center (NASA back yard)."
Jon De La Rosa submitted this awesome image to CultureMap's Facebook page. Keep up the great work, Jon!
Jaylee writes, "The Endeavor flew right next to my building in the Galleria area. You could almost touch her."
Bod1n writes, "Endeavor over the iconic George R. Brown Convention Center, Downtown Houston"
Again from our friends at Texas Children's Hospital: The shuttle passing over downtown Houston.
From the Houston Dynamo: "The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over BBVA Compass Stadium this morning."
"Almost missed it, quick snapshot from my bedroom window," Bill Hunt wrote on CultureMap's Facebook page. Wouldn't that have been a shame?
"I'm going to have to talk to the FAA about those low flying planes over my house. What a show!," says Dayna Steele.
Katie Senor sends us this photo, with "How fun!" as her caption.
Thanks, Ronda Koenig, for this pic: "First Flyby (at Ellington Field). Lots of cheers."
Beautiful, Nina Provenzano Rand! "Such a cool thing to see," she writes.
Harvin Moore sent CultureMap this photo he took of his son, who was sitting on the taxiway at Ellington Field when the shuttle landed. Moore points out, "You can see the smoke from the rubber wheels as it landed in front of us."
Rice Centennial historian Melissa Kean captured this spectacular photo of the space shuttle as it flew over Rice University’s Academic Quadrangle.
Space exploration enthusiast Byron Hood snapped this photo of his friend, astronaut Michael Foreman. Foreman was part of the STS-123 mission that delivered the Japanese Experiment Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station in 2008.