Ferryflight tail cone put onto shuttle Endeavour

The aerodynamic tail cone to cover space shuttle Endeavour's main engines and provide a smooth airflow during the piggyback ride atop the modified Boeing 747 carrier jet to the California in September was installed onto the orbiter Aug. 6.

The tail cone structure was moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the nearby Orbiter Processing Facility bay 12at NASA's Kennedy Space Center where Endeavour has been decommissioned.

Endeavour is being prepared for display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

See our coverage from Endeavour's final mission.

Photo credit: NASA-KSC

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