Farewell Discovery

Apr 24, 2012 by Janine |
Been traveling for work for the past few weeks but I managed to take a quick break to see Discovery's final flight last week.

Getting ready to go

Morning of the flight.

Quick photo-op.

T-38 takeoff.

Ready for take off.

Final flyover before heading to Washington DC.

It was an awe-inspiring, yet bittersweet experience. Very surreal to be surrounded by thousands of people that all fell silent as soon as the shuttle came into view. The bus ride back to Kennedy Space Center after the final flyover was also eerily quiet, punctuated by the occasional sniffle. It is very sad to think of this incredible machine mouldering away in a museum. The shuttles have been flying longer than I have been alive, so it is a strange thing to realize that they will never fly again. But I consider myself fortunate to have been there to see one of the last launches in 2010, and also to have seen Discovery off to its new home.


Apr 08, 2012 by Janine |
I recently returned to Sedona for a couple of days. It was a sorely needed break from the madness that is work and school! I was physically and mentally refreshed by my visit. The scenery is stunning and there are many excellent restaurants in the area.

The hike to the Devil's bridge.

Devil's Bridge.

View from below.

Red Rock State Park