Sunday, May 24, 2009

Boom Boom!

I heard the double sonic boom of the Space Shuttle Atlantis re-entry this morning at 8:35! I was able to watch the picture perfect landing on t.v. What a thrill! It's also a bit sad as this may be the last landing at Edwards Air Force base in CA given that there are only three more shuttle missions before the program ends.

Here's a NASA link for the landing: You can see video of the landing from the same page.

Yes, I'm a NASA fan. Dad worked for NASA at Dryden.


  1. That is something that I would have paid money to see. I am someone who is still mesmerized by the space program and all that it represents. I love to take my children to the Space Center and discover everything all over again with them. The unknown is so very magical to me. I think it is kind of sad how we have tossed aside something so fabulous. Take-offs and landings are barely even mentioned on the news anymore and that is just not right. They are still HUGE accomplishments and the kids of today should be watching them just like the kids did years ago. It is just as important now as it was then IMHO....

    Lucky you!!!

  2. I totally agree. I've always wanted to see a lift off of the space shuttle but I'm thinking that's not going to happen. Maybe in the next iteration.


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