PHOTOS: Shuttle piggybacks over Texas Capitol

Beginning the second leg of its journey across the United States, the shuttle Endeavour took off from Houston at sunrise Thursday and made a low flyby over downtown Austin around 7:40 a.m. Central time.

Crowds gathered outside state office buildings and the University of Texas campus to see the shuttle fly overhead.

See our coverage of Endeavour's ferryflight.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

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