Ever Wonder? from the California Science Center

REBROADCAST... what it felt like to fly Endeavour? (with Chris Ferguson)

January 17, 2024 California Science Center Season 5 Episode 1
Ever Wonder? from the California Science Center
REBROADCAST... what it felt like to fly Endeavour? (with Chris Ferguson)
Show Notes

The Science Center has proudly displayed Space Shuttle Endeavour to our guests for the past ten years. Seeing the shuttle is amazing, but…

Do you ever wonder what it felt like to fly Endeavour?

We talked to Chris Ferguson (@Astro_Ferg), a former Navy pilot and NASA astronaut who flew on three space shuttle missions, including one as commander of Endeavour in 2008. He shares a vivid play-by-play of what he saw out the window while landing at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. By the way, my favorite part of his story is how the shuttle’s double sonic boom was heard across LA County, surprising some sleepy residents on an early Sunday morning!

It’s always a treat to talk to astronauts, especially one who’s flown on Endeavour. So, join us as we hear from one of the most experienced and accomplished space shuttle commanders, Chris Ferguson.

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