One of the highlights of our summer was watching the space shuttle, Endeavour, shoot off through the clouds and up into the atmosphere.
We would have missed it too if Mom hadn't called me up saying the space shuttle is taking off in ten minutes. I quickly flicked on the TV and we watched the countdown. Then one minute before the shuttle blasted off, we ran outside into the street spinning around in circles wondering which way the shuttle would come up from. We must have looked like idiots but we sure didn't care.
And then we saw it, like a shooting star going the wrong way. It was a red fiery ball heading up and through a cloud and then out of sight.
Amazing stuff. Have you ever seen the shuttle live? Or how about when it comes back into the atmosphere and you can hear the huge sonic boom?
Picture from Washington Post