N905NA Today was a historical day for San Francisco having Endeavour the first and only space shuttle flying around the Bay Area. This was the youngest orbiter vehicle OV-105 in the space shuttle program and replaced Challenger and was built mainly from spare in 1981. Here last and final mission STS-134 was in May 2011. (mehr von N905NA)
Airport overview as we bank during our approach into SJC. The single aircraft parked on the main apron is N714NA, NASA's Gerard P. Kuiper Airborne Observatory. It's a Lockheed L-300-50A Starlifter which used to carry an infrared telescope for high-altitude operations. The aircraft has been stored on Moffett Airfield for several years now and the telescope has recently found a new carrier: a Boeing 747SP (N747NA).