Space shuttle Endeavour flew low and slow over the University of Arizona on Thursday, part of the final lap of its retirement flight over the United States in route to the California Science Center. The overflight was added by NASA in response to a request by Mark Kelly, who commanded the shuttle’s last space mission, and his wife Gabrielle Giffords, former House Representative.
The shuttle, piggy-backed to a special 747, came into Tucson over Vail at 1,500 feet and then took a slow S-curve over the city, passing just above the University of Arizona mall and the Cherry Ave. garage, where the Tucson Sentinel reports, Kelly and Giffords watched the shuttle. s
“That’s my spaceship,” Kelly reportedly said.