Archive for July, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis

July 21st, 2011

In honor of Space Shuttle Atlantis returning to earth this morning, I’m posting a few images from its launch two weeks ago.  As a kid, I was fortunate to view a few space shuttle launches from across the inter-coastal waterway.  However, to be able to watch the launch of STS-135 from Kennedy Space Center was […]

 

In honor of Space Shuttle Atlantis returning to earth this morning, I’m posting a few images from its launch two weeks ago.  As a kid, I was fortunate to view a few space shuttle launches from across the inter-coastal waterway.  However, to be able to watch the launch of STS-135 from Kennedy Space Center was unlike anything I have ever experienced.  The ground shook and I watched in amazement as the giant shuttle left the launch pad and disappeared into the clouds in a matter of seconds.

Space Shuttle Atlantis final flight

Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 lifts on July 8, 2011

Final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center

space shuttle launch

As the shuttle program comes to a close, I’m excited to see where we’ll go next with the space program.