Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for Observation

Today, I observed the Space Shuttle, Discovery, on top of a 787 jet not once, not twice, but three times!  It went right over me!  You'd have thought there was a fire drill at my building with the amount of people that were out on the grounds on the parking deck.  It was really something to see.  I seemed to be the only one who brought a pair of binoculars, though.  I honestly didn't know it was going to be as close as it was to my building, so I asked my dad to bring the binoculars so I might have a chance of seeing it....turns out it gave me a unique perspective of being able to see how banged up dirty the shuttle was up close.  Apparently, they are not going to clean it up either in order to preserve it in its last active state.  

I did learn something that seems so bizarre to me, though.  Someone informed me that the shuttle can't get wet.  I'm sorry, we have waterproof cell phones....but our space traveling, bust-through-the-atmosphere shuttle can't get wet?!  I wonder if the Russians have the same problem or if they have a secret laugh about our weather issues.  

Anyway, it was pretty cool, but no, I do not have any pictures because I had binoculars with me, my keys, however, stayed at my desk, so my phone remained unreachable in my car, even though I was standing next to it for the whole event.  I assure you, though, any pictures you have seen.........and I’m sure you've seen one or two.....dozen......by now, are pretty much what I saw.  Amazing!


  1. Very very cool. I saw it on TV and thought it was awesome. Seeing it fly over you must have been amazing.

  2. Wow - that must have been a neat thing to see. Great that you could grab the binoculars!

  3. My Facebook friends posted plenty of pictures. How cool riding piggy-back! Visiting from AtoZ.

  4. Aww, that is really cool. I only got to see on TV. It made me sad as they labeled it Discovery's last flight.