These photos represent an intimate memory for me — the moment I fell in love, in love, with Space Shuttle Discovery. One look was all it took. I couldn’t help myself.
The NASA Tweetup group went out to the launch pad at sunset (or as sunset-y as it could be, being overcast.) I stood at the very edge of our roped-off quadrant, as close as I could get to Discovery, and stared in awe. As the light dimmed and the launch pad lights brightened, she looked more and more enchanting. Sorry for the blurry photos, it was the best I could do without a tripod.
Interesting side-note — see the fine-mesh chain link at the top of the fence? It’s not to keep people out, but alligators. Apparently they climb regular chain link! o_O; Who knew?