Friday, December 12, 2008

Look what flew over my house yesterday!

One of the perks of living less than five miles NASA's Johnson Space Center is that sometimes you get the chance to experience some really neat things! I got a call from dh yesterday around 12:30 in the afternoon; he told us to hurry into the backyard. Not three minutes later look what we saw.....

NASA was transporting Endeavour from its last landing spot in the California desert back to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It stopped here at JSC and before finishing the flight to KSC they flew the shuttle throughout the area to give everyone a good look. On one of its circles it flew directly over my backyard! It was extra-special considering that the shuttle program ends in 2010. There won't be many opportunities to see anything like this again!

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10 comments:

judahmo said...

What an incredible thing to see! And you got a great photo of it as well!
Shannon

Jenny in Ca said...

what a neat memory that will be! Just wow.

Tracy said...

AWESOME!

Paula said...

Wow! That is truly amazing to witness right from your own backyard!
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Brittney said...

My boys yelled "That is soooooooo cool!" When I showed them this picture. Seriously...that is soooo cool! I can't even imagine what it was like to see it IRL! You are very fortunate!

Thanks for sharing! :0)

Brittney

Jennifer said...

Today we drove almost an hour to see something like that on the screen at the planetarium... I am very jealous right now.

argsmommy said...

How cool, and what an amazing picture!!!

Have you always lived in that area? I grew up not far from there, so we might have even more "small world" connections. : )

Kellie

Jennefer said...

Kellie,

We have lived here for almost 11 years but neither dh nor I grew up here. We love it though! How funny is that?! I bet we may know some of the same people and at the very least have haunted the same spots! ;)

Jennefer

my5wolfcubs said...

That is so cool! Or as Brittney's boys said "That is soooooooo cool!"
Lee

Lisawa said...

ok... heres a funny question form my 16 year old...

Christian wants to know if this is how you get baby plains...

Im so sorry... lol

Lisa~