Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle's Final Pre-dawn Launch

This is the picture I have on my cell phone for my wallpaper.  Check.it.out!  It is the last pre-dawn launch of NASA's Space Shuttle.  Today, the space shuttle was piggy back flown to Washington, D.C., to it's final resting place at the Smithsonian Institute.

In April 2010, the Hott Family made it to Florida to see a shuttle launch from the Kennedy Space Center.  It only took three attempts to finally witness such an amazing sight.  While staying directly across the river from the launch pad, our balcony at Ron Jon's Resort provided an excellent front row seat.

Really, it was kinda strange to hear the loud boom and then feel the sound.  But it was the coolest thing ever to watch it launch only about a few miles away.  It rose in the sky and headed towards the International Space Station. As the sun rose over the Atlantic Ocean, the picture you see here of the jet stream was captured.

Kinda looks like a big dragon, doesn't it?
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