Friday, September 21, 2012

Space Shuttle Salutes Former Commander and U.S. Representative

It's national news, but joyful news when those in power change course and recognize those who made a difference.

From ABC News

By Gina Sunseri and Leezel Tanglao

The space shuttle Endeavour arrived in California today after taking a detour over Tucson as former astronaut Mark Kelly and wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, watched from a rooftop at the University of Arizona.

Image by PK Weis

“That’s my spaceship,” said Kelly, Endeavour’s last commander, according to The Associated Press.
Kelly asked Wednesday that Endeavour make a detour and fly over Tucson, so that Giffords could see it one last time.

The last-minute suggestion was a bit of a surprise to NASA, but it put out a statement saying it would honor Kelly’s request.

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