Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Watching History Over My House!
After being retired last year, Discovery was transferred this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia. The Center is a division of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.
As a kid in the 1980s, I used to love watching the Space shuttle launches on TV. I was mesmerized by the idea that something that big could fly into space. There was even a time I wanted to be an astronaut (like most kids I am sure). "Space Camp" was one of favorite movies.
So, here's how the whole scene played out on my back deck:
After waiting a while for Discovery to make its appearance, I start wondering, "Are they sure it's going to fly over?"
I am so excited I don't care that I am outside in my house coat!