This morning we were able to watch an absolutely phenomenal landing of Space Shuttle Discovery on NASA tv.

Almost 2 weeks ago I was so excited to have been able to watch and hear the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery right from my own front yard!
It was a little disappointing the shuttle was not able to return to KSC. I heard sounds between 4 – 4:30am and looked at the clock, but due to the time I knew it was not the sonic booms we’d hoped to hear.

February 2002 we waited with baited breath to hear the sonic booms of Space Shuttle Columbia. I remember the morning all too clearly, watching the clouds, alarmed – as we all realized NASA lost communication with the shuttle crew. We wondered if we would see shuttle parts falling from the sky. We wondered if it had anything to do with terrorism (the mind wanders in traumatic events). It was a terrible morning.

This morning we have a different, much happier experience and story! 🙂

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