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Endeavor Flyover September 21, 2012

Filed under: Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 3:29 pm
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I’ve always been fascinated with space. When I was little, I would set up my telescope and stay outside for hours looking at the moon and the stars. I vividly remember looking at the Hale Bopp comet when it came by. In fourth grade, I did a presentation on why Sally Ride was my hero. I wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. I dreamed of going to Space Camp (remember that movie?!) And I was so excited when my family visited the Kennedy Space Center in fifth grade.

So when I found out that the Endeavor Space Shuttle would be flying over Los Angeles today, I was pretty excited. Irving got up early to hike up to the Hollywood Sign. But since it was 97* out today, we decided not to take Adele up there. I sent him on his way solo with clear instructions to take LOTS of pictures! While he was waiting, he first took some awesome shots of Hollywood.
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Then the big event!! Here comes the space shuttle!
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But I was determined to catch my own glimpse of history, so I packed up the baby and we headed to Universal Studios (where it was supposed to also do a flyover!)
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Don’t worry, Adele. Someday, you’ll learn about this day in school and you can say you saw it!

We waited in the shade at City Walk with a crowd of people. Tourists kept walking by saying “what are you all waiting for?” And I responded “We’re waiting for the shuttle” and they all thought I meant the Universal Studios shuttle. haha I corrected myself to say “The Space Shuttle!”
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Finally, after two hours of waiting… it arrived!
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And it was as magical as I expected. I actually got tears in my eyes watching it. A piece of history right above my head. Amazing.
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So proud to have the shuttle in my new hometown of Los Angeles. Can’t wait to visit the exhibit when it opens!
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To infinity and beyond!

 

 
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