Shuttle Endeavor Over Palmdale, CA

These people gathered along Sierra Highway in Palmdale, CA to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly over.  Around 8 a.m.

If you look closely, you can see the shuttle over this guy’s left shoulder.  We could hear other people whooping as they caught sight of the shuttle.

Here it comes!

Hydra on video camera!

Approaching the Boeing Plant.  Hydra knew that they refurbished shuttles at this plant, so we figured they would get a thank you fly by.  The company Hydra worked for made some of the parts for shuttles, too.  He’s been in this plant and others in the area.

My best shot, looking south toward the Sierra Pelona mountain range.  Our house is on the other side of these hills.

To give you a feel for where we were.  Yes, this is within Palmdale city limits!

We talked with a retired science teacher from the area while we were out there.  Our conversation with him really enhanced the experience.  Turned out he’s familiar with one of our Songmaker friends who teaches science in the Antelope Valley.  It’s always good to introduce yourself.

Shuttle’s gone.  Joshua trees are still here.

Beautiful day to be in the desert.  Great day to be on the crew of that 747 I’ll bet.  Watched a little coverage on TV and shared notes with friends on Facebook who saw it from their homes and workplaces. One of the really moving things about today, for me, was the feeling of all of us focusing on one thing over this big area of Southern California.  Just taking the time together to gape and smile, and be amazed at what we can accomplish when we work together.


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