As I browse through pictures from the past weekend, I’m still smiling from ear to ear. It still feels surreal that Endeavour passed right above us on Friday. Hovering at just a few hundred yards, it felt like I could have reached out and touched it! Hands down one of my treasured memories thus far and blessed that I was able to experience it with my family.
My dad and I have been fans of the space program as long as I can remember. As a young boy, he followed the Apollo program while I was born into the shuttle era. I even had ambitious dreams of becoming an astronaut. I had my plans carefully laid out - Air Force Academy → Jet Fighter pilot → Space Program. Life has taken me on a different path, but standing there with my family, gazing (and squealing! haha) at the shuttle flanked by jet fighters…I felt like that little girl again with big dreams of space.