When the world's most travelled spaceship thundered into orbit for the final time at 9.50am on Thursday, 25-year-old Neil Monday was himself in mid-air.
The software developer works at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and was flying back to his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, for his older brother's wedding.
In a happy coincidence, Mr Monday's flight was delayed by two hours but in the end he didn't mind at all because had the flight left on time he would have missed the extremely rare chance to land such unique footage.
That's pretty cool. Those passengers on the flight were sure lucky to view the final launch live in mid-air. Kind of makes me envy them.
The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE_USPTmYXM
"Space Shuttle going off on the right side of the aircraft right now , those of you on the right side of the aircraft you can see the Space Shuttle. Those of you on the left side of the aircraft you can probably see the people on the right side of the aircraft looking at the Space Shuttle."