Monday, December 22, 2008

All I want for Christmas is... a Space Shuttle!

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The ultimate gift for a space enthusiast! For US$42, it could be mine.

I have always been
fascinated by space travel, and a highlight in my life was a visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in September 2000. We climbed the LC39 Observation Gantry and viewed the shuttle Discovery on the launch pad. I had to pinch myself to believe I was actually there seeing this in reality.

I still relish every experience of our day at the Center with its magnificent exhibits and experiences. The day climaxed with a
walk through a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, complete with individually coded and fitted heat-resistant tiles.

So two Space Shuttles will be decommissioned and up for sale in 2010!

But Barry said no, I can't have one.

And why not?

"Well, where would you put it?" he asked!

4 comments:

dogbait said...

We got to KSC in Jan 1995 to discover the launch of Endeavour (STS72) was on the next morning. We stayed the night a Titusville across the water and watched an awesome sight the next morning. We couldn't believe our luck to be at the right place at the right time by sheer accident.

I did a post on this event on my blog back in February with a video clip which you may be interested in.

Alice said...

Where else would you keep a Space Shuttle except in space? Doesn't Barry know that just out there somewhere is heaps of space, just waiting for your next home....lol.

But no, please don't go there, Noella - I would miss you. And I know that 'the boy' has a beautiful voice that carries so very far - but outer space may be a bit much, even for him - and YOU would miss that!!!

dave said...

I am trying to imagine how we could get it to Perth for you. I will have to think on this for awhile.

Noella said...

Dave, if anyone could do it, you could! But it's the thought that counts...