An era comes dramatically to a close. Where have all the brave humans gone?
Moseley street – home for lunch one day in 4th grade probably – the Space Shuttle Enterprise is completing a test flight!! I am just totally awestruck – we are the most kick ass country in the world!!!
a la wikipedia:
|February 18, 1977||Enterprise||First flight; Attached to Shuttle Carrier Aircraft throughout flight.|
|August 12, 1977||Enterprise||First free flight; Tailcone on; lakebed landing.|
|October 26, 1977||Enterprise||Final Enterprise free flight; First landing on Edwards AFB concrete runway.|
a few years later, Trinity ave, I’m prepared to spend the entire night waiting for the 1st launch f the space shuttle – but accidentally sleep through it – missing it by minutes!! ;-(
|April 12, 1981||Columbia||First Columbia flight, first orbital test flight; STS-1|
Beth emails this morning – ‘where can I find pictures of the shuttle?’ – Boo comes in and says she’s sad she missed it. I recall trying to make the plans work for a dc trip to include Legos at the Building Museum, and the Shuttle flying in. Oh well…
To all those who made the shuttle a reality – thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Now, where shall we go next?