I was able to watch the Space Shuttle Discovery be welcomed to it's final home at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum on Thursday. It was so wonderful to see the real thing up close. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the stars and space. I even wanted to become an Aerospace Engineer. Although I had wanted to see Discovery's last launch on my birthday last year, this was just as good. Thursday was an end of an era. Seeing astronaut John Glenn was a thrill to know we have some of the living legends around from that by-gone era.
The kids who were dressed up in the NASA suits were simply too adorable, perhaps the next generation will remember this day and be inspired to keep reaching for the stars and moon or beyond.
Thankfully we have places in our backyard like the Air & Space Museum where we can remember how in just a short span, man was able to go from simply flying to orbiting space. We need to still dream big. Space Shuttle Discovery may your new home inspire us for generations to come.
Here is my full slideshow from that day.