Here’s some cool footage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour soaring over California


posted Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM EDT


A few weeks ago, the Space Shuttle Endeavour got one last piggy back ride over South California before landing at LAX airport but it wasn't until today that we saw extended footage of this final flyover.

And since today is Friday, we thought we'd share this clip with you as a way to, hopefully, inspire your weekend. So sit back and enjoy some beautiful views of the now-retired Shuttle riding over Malibu, Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood sign, and Universal Studios.

The NASA footage, incidentally, was captured from the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet, which is the same type of plane mentioned in our story from this morning about this spectacular night photo.

(Thanks for the find, Sally!)