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We Saw the Space Shuttle Endeavour Land Today!!

November 30, 2008

Yes, I know about a zillion people watched it land on their televisions or on the Internet, but we were there in person. Real life. Real loud sonic boom {okay, not as loud as our typical sonic booms, but cool none-the-less}. Real life Space Shuttle with real life astronauts on board.  Those of you who “know” us in real life, know how huge this event is for the Husband. It was on his “Bucket List” and he says he can die happy now. He is a NASA fanatic and would give anything to become an astronaut. He applied this year, but we haven’t heard anything yet.

It was awesome.  On Friday, the Husband told us to start praying for bad weather in Florida. Well we did and lo and behold due to strong winds and clouds, the Space Shuttle Endeavour landed at Edwards AFB and we were there to see it.

The FixItMommy’s mom even stayed behind while my dad drove their motorhome back to San Diego. Being the way cool mom that she is, she got the magnitude of this once-in-a-lifetime-type event. And thankfully, the Husband doesn’t mind driving so he is doing the roundtrip this evening.

Here are a couple pictures from this amazing event.

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It was the coolest thing ever! Of course the girls aren’t really big enough to understand it all, but we’ve got the picture to show them. The Big One was pretty excited last week to go outside and watch the International Space Station cruise by over head {it was visible three straight days in the early evening}, so I think she has some idea how cool it is, but just doesn’t get the magnitude of it.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2008 12:44 am

    That is so cool! I got to see the shuttles take off while living in Florida, but I think it would be awesome to see it land at Edwards. Hubby is jealous, he always has the NASA channel on.

  2. December 1, 2008 7:34 am

    What an amazing experience!!!

  3. December 1, 2008 9:33 am

    That is just so neat! We will never get an opportunity like that here in Indiana! The pictures are great too!

  4. Karen permalink
    December 1, 2008 10:06 am

    i didnt know you could see the spacestation! thats cool!

  5. December 1, 2008 3:01 pm

    Sweet!

  6. Kristin permalink
    December 1, 2008 10:19 pm

    I am totally and completely jealous!

  7. December 3, 2008 9:42 am

    Wow, you were so close. Very cool

  8. Laura permalink
    December 4, 2008 12:55 pm

    ok, that is pretty cool. Now I’m jealous!

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