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Austin
9:17 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Photos: Space Shuttle Endeavor Buzzes Downtown Austin

Conrad Stoll

We asked, and you delivered: Several KUT listeners have emailed photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor flight over Austin this morning. Above, take a look at photos from this historic occasion.

As KUT News wrote earlier this morning, after refueling in South Texas, the space shuttle will continue on its way towards Los Angeles where it will be placed on permanent display at the California Science Center.

Austin
6:34 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Excitement Over Austin Skies: Space Shuttle & NORAD Jets to Fly Over

The Space Shuttle Endeavor flew over Houston before heading towards Austin.
NASA

The Space Shuttle Endeavor will take a low flight over Downtown Austin this morning.

The shuttle is attached to the top of a 747, and the plane is scheduled to fly over the Texas Capitol building between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. From Austin, the shuttle will head to El Paso for refueling.

After refueling in South Texas, the space shuttle will continue on its way towards Los Angeles where it will be placed on permanent display at the California Science Center.

The Space Shuttle Endeavor was the final NASA space shuttle to be built. The shuttle was constructed as a replacement for the space shuttle Challenger.

Endeavor completed its last mission in June of 2011. It and three other shuttles are going to museums across the country after the retirement of the space shuttle program.

The space shuttle may not be the only unusual aircraft in Austin skies today.

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Transportation
2:00 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

There Are Practically A Billion Ways To Track Santa Claus Online

Image courtesy Lady Dragonfly CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydragonflyherworld/

Probably no surprise that the guy credited with distributing gifts to millions of kids is getting more tech savvy. Here are some ways to track Santa's flight path on the WWW.

The official NORAD Santa Tracker is going mobile. Not only can you follow Saint Nick's path on their website, but you can also follow his progress on your cell phone by visiting m.noradsanta.org or doing a search for "Santa" on your smartphone's Google Maps app.

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