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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:48 PM

1. It is great to see.

I lived, for 30 years, where the shuttles were built, tested, and, in the beginning, landed. My first ex worked on Discovery, and we were at the roll outs for a few.

I heard the sonic booms come in with the very first shuttle landing, and many thereafter. We kept track of the shuttle being transported back to Florida, just like your pictures.

My school, being a few miles away from Plant 42, was in the path of many test flights coming out of Lockheed, Boeing, and Northrup, and we often stopped to watch the skies and wave during recess.

Every teacher in a classroom the day the Challenger launched remembers, but it was particularly difficult for us, the shuttles being a big part of the local culture.

I, too, am a little sad to see the last of our space program. I'm glad you got to see Endeavor headed home.

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