SQUARES – What Goes Up, Must Come Down

On May 14, 2010, Space Shuttle Atlantis made is final flight. It was a bittersweet end to this shuttle’s excellent record to explore space with humans aboard. This was the only shuttle I watched go up in person after spending years watching them on television. The moment had me in tears as we witnessed history from Titusville, Florida as Atlantis took off from Cape Canaveral “The Cape” and rise up into the abyss.

Here is Atlantis in her final resting place at the entrance to Kennedy Space Center.

Last July, we took a little ride to the entrance of Kennedy Space Center about 30 minutes before closing time. The guard was nice enough to let us drive in and take some photos. My sister & her family were here from Texas and we told the guard we were not here to visit the entire center and explained that they we would like to take some photos of Atlantis. For me, it was another moment that reminded me of the last flight and how special it was.

So happy to be back for squares in 2021!

Day 7 – Squares – “UP”

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26 Comments on “SQUARES – What Goes Up, Must Come Down

  1. Awesome pics capturing the last launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Is the shuttle attached to the pictured solid/liquid fuel rocket tanks, Lisa? If so, I can’t tell from this angle of the pic.

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    • The rocket boosters were still attached and yes the red tank is still intact on my last photo. The shuttle was on the other side of the fuel tank. We did watch the two rocket boosters separate before the crowd started to disperse.


    • It was absolutely incredible. So glad we had the opportunity to see it before the shuttle program ended. I think Endeavor was the last to go up right after Atlantis. 🙂


    • It sure was and I still get choked up sometimes thinking about it. I had a similar nervous energy like when everyone watched Challenger go up and then blow up in the sky. I was so worried it would happen to Atlantis with us there, but it didn’t and all was well. 🙂

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      • For sure! I’m glad this one was a successful launch. I do remember the Challenger, and seeing it on TV. Horrible! I remember when the shuttle Columbia exploded over TX too. One of the astronauts was from here, and we do have a statue in his honor.


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