05/16/2011 01:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Endeavour Space Shuttle Launch Captured From Airplane Window (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Endeavour's final launch finally went off this morning despite a series of delays.

As STS-134 blasted off one lucky airline passenger got the chance of a lifetime to capture it on film. Stephanie Gordon managed to take a quick video and several photos of the shuttle bursting through the clouds and towards the outer atmosphere.

For more on the shuttle launch, click here for extended coverage.

Among those in attendance at this morning's launch was Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Her husband, Mark Kelly, is the commander of Endeavour's final mission, which includes delivering a $2 billion particle physics experiment to the International Space Station.

This lift-off was the 25th and final for Endeavour, and the second-to-last shuttle launch ever.


The Photos (Click to see full on TwitPic):

Here's another Photo of the shuttle from my plane.  on Twitpic @LizStrand @MelissaCarter my plane Flew right past the shuttle!  on Twitpic Three things about my flight: I can lay down across 3 seats j... on Twitpic

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