Yesterday my family and I watched history in the making. We were lucky enough to see the space shuttle Discovery launch for the very last time. It was exciting and stressful all at the same time. Up until the last minute we didn't know if all systems were a go. There was apparently some computer malfunction and she almost got scrubbed. We drove from Orlando heading east as close as we could get to Cape Canaveral. It took several hours and we only got within 25 miles. We found this open spot in a clearing with about a hundred other folks and waited. My husband struck up a conversation with a nice fellow who just happened to have retired from NASA years ago. He told us where to stand and where to look. It was awesome & he was spot on!
Before we knew it, she shot up in the sky & was gone. My camera never stopped clicking and sadly the photos aren't great. After all we were 25 miles away. But here is a good one. You can tell it's the shuttle. Well, I can tell it's the shuttle. You can double click twice on the photo & enlarge it to see it better. My daughter captured it on video as well.
I can't tell you how exciting it was for us. I am thrilled to have seen it in person and even more thrilled for my children.
God Bless the Discovery Crew