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Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch, Kennedy Space Center, May 16, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch, Kennedy Space Center, May 16, 2011

Just over an hour ago, I finally fulfilled a dream of seeing a space shuttle launch. I watched Endeavour’s last mission into space with a front row seat on the water’s edge of Kennedy Space Center’s press area, just little over 3 miles from the launch pad.

Seeing Endeavour light up, slowly lift (at least it appeared to be slow), then rocket into the sky was amazing. I can simply sum it off with a “wow.”

Space Shuttle Endeavour Punching the Sky, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., May 16, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour Punching the Sky, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., May 16, 2011

More about the experience will be posted soon. Thank you NASA for the incredible opportunity.

Additional photos are over on Flickr. Enjoy!

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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2 Comments

  1. Uhhh, yeah, wow! Really don’t know what else to say! That’s cool you went. I’m hoping to take the kids to KSC this summer, to coincide with the last shuttle launch.

  2. Awesome experience, I still get chills thinking about it! I’m going to try to make the last launch, too.

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