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A Little Boy's First Spaceship Visit

By Keith Cowing
October 31, 2016
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Keith’s note: I went out for my daily walk today. Half a block away from Buzz Aldrin Elementary School in Reston, Virginia I saw a couple with their young boy. He was holding something very familiar. Those three engines and the delta wing shape – instantly recognizable. I asked his parents if I could take a picture. They had gone to the National Air and Space Museum at Udvar Hazy today. Their son was very impressed with Space Shuttle Discovery – his first spaceship – but was “too shy” to say so according to his mom. I said “my friends flew on it – isn’t that cool?” The boy smiled. I walked away, turned and told their parents about my website. Within a minute I tweeted his picture. How cool that I could say such a thing. Just another day.

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.