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Shuttle Endeavour: A piece of space history flies by in slow motion from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

Renowned cinematographer Vincent Laforet took to the rooftops to capture the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it landed at Los Angeles International Airport last Friday. Vincent shot the landing with a RED EPIC at 5K resolution in slow motion at 96 frames per second. Read his description of the shoot and see photos of his setup at his blog.

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NASA’s Shuttle fleet was retired last year after 30 years of flight. Endeavour is the second of three remaining shuttles to head to its retirement home – in this case the the California Science Center.
Endeavour, the youngest shuttle, replaced Challenger which tragically blew up during liftoff in 1986.
During 25 missions, Endeavour spent 299 days in space and orbited the earth nearly 4,700 times, racking up 123 million miles.