Monday, July 23, 2012
A sad passing
It was also the age of the space shuttle, which I was dearly fascinated with. One of the clearest memories I have is of getting up at 4:30 AM to watch the first shuttle launch with my father.
Photo courtesy of NASA, public domain
So today definitely marks a bit of sad passing. The loss of a pioneer, as well as of a woman who became a dedicated educator and science booster after her retirement from NASA. And she was a symbol of decade in which a lot of progress played.
Located here is a gorgeous compilation of HD launch footage done by a shuttle enthusiast on YouTube. The best I've come across so far, with amazing sound quality. Also, some lovely HD launch footage from NASA of the shuttle Atlantis below.