the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
My co-workers and I watched the 'live feed' of Discovery's landing and couldn't help but be filled with emotion as we saw it touch down for the last time. While I watched it, I couldn't help but remember many years ago when my family was living in Germany, my class at school took a trip to watch the very first 747 take off. It was the biggest plane at the time and I remember being in awe of its size and thinking of all the lucky passengers that were on the plane. Needless to say, I was once again in awe as I saw the 'special passenger' that same model plane carried today.
Man, I can remember going on a field trip to ride the first 747s and we thought it was just huge! It even had a spiral staircase that went to the upper floor bar!ReplyDelete
I hate to see the space program wind down. No one seems to realize the importance of what they've done.
It is sad to see this era of space exploration come to an end. I did see a rocket launch once when we were in Melbourne, but it was the middle of the night and I was getting bit up by bugs so we didn't stay out long. I've toured the Space Center but sadly never have seen a launch.ReplyDelete
I was lucky enough to see two space shuttle launches many years ago. Sorry to see them all retired.ReplyDelete
I would have liked to have seen that. It looks so small in the picture.ReplyDelete
What a site to see! We were always in awe when watching tv- in past years, as we watched anything to do with the space shuttles..ReplyDelete
I always thought it to be amazing to see that shuttle being piggybacked by another plane.
Its amazing just to know an airplane can stay in the air and fly- let alone carry something as big as the shuttle.
I am glad you all got to see it.]
WOW! One of the many things that makes me absolutely marvel at the ingenuity of mankind.ReplyDelete
that is really cool that you got to see it!ReplyDelete
In the proper sense of the word - Awesome !ReplyDelete
Now that's what I call Hitchin' A Ride :)ReplyDelete
incredible sight. All the relos were out witnessing the event. All very excited.ReplyDelete
We saw it on the news here.
xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
How exciting for you to witness!ReplyDelete
That was a really big deal yesterday and I can't believe I missed it. I remember going to the space center when I was 13 and thought it was so boring, I wanted to go to Disney World. But now that I am older I am glad my Dad made us go. Hope all the dogs are doing well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting about this important event. I'm still in awe of the size of the shuttle. I don't understand how and why our Space Program is cutting back. It should be very impressive at the Smithsonian.ReplyDelete
I wish I could have seen that last flight. A bittersweet day.ReplyDelete
What an awesome sight! I agree with 2BrownDawgs, bittersweet moment in history!ReplyDelete
Awesome sight indeed. I was lucky enough to see a piggy-back flight out of Edwards in CA. An interesting tour is the Everett plant the where the 747 was made. 20 minutes north of our Seattle house. I think its still the largest building in the world (volume). They're making mostly 767s and 787 Dreamliners there now.ReplyDelete
my gosh. to see it in actual flight. how lucky.ReplyDelete
i am even still amazed at how they re-fuel jets in mid air!
there will always be magic and a little chill in those words...
"to boldly go where no man
has ever gone before!"
That must have been quite a sight. Lots of memories!ReplyDelete
To me, it's sad to close the Space Era. Not sure what President Kennedy would say if he were still here.ReplyDelete
I just hope (and worry) that civilians can pick up like my son thinks they can.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. ♥
A truly awesome achievement! We have come to just accept this as second hand. Wonder what will be next?ReplyDelete
That's cool Kim, I didn't see it on fb nice to glimpse of it here! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, How incredibly exciting! I loved the photos, wish we could have witnessed it. Hope your week is going well my friend!ReplyDelete
Sending hugs your way.
It was on our news as well. I would have loved to see it close up.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic day to see and actually have good pictures of the Discovery on it's last journey to it's finally resting place.
I say fantastic because it brought us such joy but I'm also emotionally sad because it's over.
Thanks for sharing.
I hope to see an "Enterprise" in our space future. The space shuttle was a grand adventure, sorry to see it go.ReplyDelete
That's very cool! I didn't fully realize that the shuttle was smaller than an airplane until I saw the photo here. An amazing sight...ReplyDelete
My everlasting memory will be when we lost Challenger at the start of the flight.