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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

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When the space shuttle system was retired, some thought that NASA’s mission would die. But die it did not. Although none of the shuttles fly anymore, and Atlantis is now home at Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s mission does indeed continue. Today’s epic launch of the #Orion-EFT1 starts a new chapter into our exploration of space. Who knows, maybe my child or his, will be one of the first to explore Mars in person. So Atlantis might be gone, but she certainly is not forgotten. Here she is launching into our sky, mission STS-132, on May 14, 2010. (I still get goosebumps!)

2014_09_19_9999_340 And here she is home at Kennedy Space Center.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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It’s not just the size, but the rumbling you can feel spread from your feet to the top of your body, the reverberations and “BOOM!” you hear – and feel – seconds later, those awesome clouds of smoke and fire, that makes a space shuttle launch so grand. We were so fortunate to see the¬†Atlantis Shuttle Launch STS-132 on May 14, 2010 from across the river, and even more lucky to have captured this awesome event in photographs!

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