Living near one of the designated “fly over” spots for Endeavor’s farewell tour, we knew we’d have a pretty good view from the homestead. As I looked skyward, it brought back memories of watching lift offs from the NASA launch facility in Florida . I remember running outside on our central Florida homestead to look up for the shuttle as it came into view above the oaks and pines trees. Always a beautiful and memorable sight.
On Friday, some of our friends joined us in the backyard to film this historical moment. It was both exciting and sad as the realization sank in that this was the end of an era. I think now that Houston does indeed “have a problem” and, this time, the crisis didn’t happen in space. Many folks who spent much of their lives dedicated to the program will face employment challenges.
I am not much of a Sci Fi person and the space program didn’t really impact me a lot except when tragedy struck. I am more of an earthly-minded person concerned with the future of the earth and its inhabitants. However, it is always sad to see something end, something which united our country and put us in the annals history.
Jordanne filmed the historical moment as the entourage flew over our home.
Shaky footage due to balancing at the peak of a hot asphalt roof in barefeet (don’t ask 🙂 ) and next to the glare of the Urban Homestead’s solar panels!
Higher quality footage available but my internet was taking forever so here’s a compressed version.
Youtube audio used instead of the “got it?” “where is it?” “there! there!” shouts. 🙂
Were you able to see the shuttle from where you were?
What are your thoughts about the privatization of space or do you think we should even care?
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