Today marks a day in the “space history books”- at 11:26 (which ended up being closer to 11:30 because of a delay) the final space shuttle launched from Cape Canaveral, FL.
I sat on the floor in front of the tv just like I did when I was younger, and watched with just as much awe as I did 20 years ago. I have a (very) distant cousin who is an astronaut, and when I was younger, I too wanted to be an astronaut. I was obsessed with all things space– constellations, planets, and even freeze dried ice cream. It’s sad that there’s a whole new generation of kids who will never get to see a shuttle launch or aspire to be an astronaut when they grow up.
As for my photo- yeah- I took a picture of the tv screen. Taken with my iPhone (seriously- I’ve been photo slacking lately! I promise- a real SLR picture will be shown tomorrow) and edited with Instagram.