Thursday, July 21, 2011

The last space shuttle flight just landed

I just watched on CNN the last space shuttle flight in American history land safely.  Atlantis was the final orbiter to make a space flight.

My dad worked on the space program in the 1960's.  He was a quality control inspector for Rocketdyne who made the engines for the Apollo space missions.

The first space shuttle flight was in April of 1981.  I was a sophomore in high school.  The last one touched down just over 30 years later.

Now I feel old.