This is a photography blog, but, anyone who spends any amount of time with me knows how over the top nerdy I am about space travel. Like, absolutely obsessed. I memorized every little fact possible about the Apollo program in high school. I don’t know how many times I made my parents take me to Johnson Space Center. I have even been to space camp as an adult. Oh yes. I am that cool. (Ok, it was space camp for teachers, so not exactly the same as going to kid space camp as an adult, but you know, hyperbole and all.) Now I teach physics in a middle school, and I have developed not one but two different elective classes at least somewhat related to space travel (one is entirely about manned space flight).
Today, on her way to her new home in Los Angeles CA, Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour did a low-altitude flyby of the Texas State Capitol for a photo-op. What is right under her flight path? My school. She flew over at 7:40am. What started at 7:30am? My Science of Flight elective.
It. Was. Amazing. I think I cried a little bit.
I didn’t bring my pro camera because I loaned out my zoom lens. I would not have needed it. She was literally right over my head. This photo below (grainy because it was taken with my iphone) is hardly zoomed in at all.
This is really the last chance to see a space shuttle airborne. Thank you God I got to be a small part of it.