Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Last Shuttle

With the shuttle Endeavour safely on orbit, workers rolled Atlantis into the VAB for processing for the last flight of the program. Workers unveiled a banner ("We're Behind You, Atlantis") and then a quilt with every shuttle mission patch on it. Here are some great photos.
COMMENT #1: In today's Wall Street Journal, a writer compared watching Endeavour's smooth rise toward space to seeing a Yankee clipper under full sail. I liked that.
COMMENT #2: Atlantis was named for the US government's first oceanographic research vessel.
COMMENT #3: Of interest only to me: I named my Honda CRV Atlantis.

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