Last Chance to See (Part 4)

…we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway. ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Lofty Ambitions is featured at the BBC! Click HERE to read the story about space-geek bloggers!

Lofty Ambitions went to launch pad 39A and saw Atlantis! That means we have seen each remaining orbiter on the launch pad, ready to go for her last mission. We are completely drenched. especially from the heavy downpour while standing outside the buses while they did security on journalists’ and photos’ equipment. But it’s worth risking malaria from the enormous mosquitos to see the space shuttle up close and personal.

Here are some photos that, we hope, express our excitement and the twinge of sadness.

Atlantis White Room (where astronauts strap on life support) and Crew Cabin


3 thoughts on “Last Chance to See (Part 4)

  1. Wow! You “geek bloggers” not only made it to Florida, but you got on an international news site, too!! Oh, and the photo of you, Anna, in that bleach-spotted shirt really reeks of “geek” and made me chuckle. Have fun while you experience history in the making.

    1. As Brigid pointed out, we were soaked! My outfit was lovely before the storm blew in. The rain waiting for security to get on the bus to the launch pad for the photo op was torrential, and the press didn’t get out there in time to see the RSS rollback because of lightning danger.
      Two days later, we got even more soaked at the KSC Visitor Complex. My shoes are still wet!

  2. It’s not a bleachspotted shirt. It’s a wet shirt. They were totally rained on! What dedication to the getting the word out!

    Great pics!

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