We all have probably witnessed a Space Shuttle landing at Cape Kennedy on TV or via the Internet, but few have seen what it looks like when they have to taxi the Space Shuttle home from Edwards Air Force Base in California to Florida on the back of a specially designed Boeing 747!

The links below are to a personal account from the Pilot of the 747 that brought the Shuttle Atlantis home to Florida on its last leg in June of 2009, and YouTube videos of its departure from CA and arrival back in FLA. Atlantis returned to its home base in Florida after completing its mission (STS-125) to repair the Hubble Telescope.

First Hand Pilot Account of flying the Shuttle Atlantis back to FLA on the back of a 747

YouTube Video of the Shuttle Atlantis leaving Edwards Air Force Base in CA

YouTube Video of the Shuttle Atlantis landing in FLA on the back of a 747