Watch The Last Flight Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour From The Cockpit Of A Fighter Jet

We've seen the Space Shuttle Endeavour flying home to Los Angeles in still photos and in video, but we've never seen it like this: from the cockpit of one of its F/A-18 escort fighters.


At 15 minutes, the video is long, but we can't stop watching.

The shuttle passes over the Dodger's Stadium, California Science Center, the Los Angeles Colosseum, downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, the Rose Bowl, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Angel Stadium, Space X, Universal Studios, Point Mugu, and finally LAX where it makes its landing.

You get the cockpit audio from the F/A-18 too, which is spectacular.

(Hat tip to ttyymmnn!)


HammerheadFistpunch So the escorts were just for looks then, right? I mean I don't want to downplay the emotion of the escort, but...they didn't need to be there at all. BTW, here is another great video, shot with a RED @ 5k 120 fps.