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STS-135 Crew Welcom Home - Ellington Field
« on: 07/23/2011 03:34 am »
Here are my shots from the Crew Welcome Home ceremony.  My only other time having been to one was for STS-130,  needless to say there were many more people there this time.
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« Reply #6 on: 07/23/2011 03:42 am »
Sen. Hutchison, and Houston Mayor Annise Parker
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« Reply #8 on: 07/23/2011 03:48 am »
Some of the crowd gathered. On the drive home, a sunset, a fitting metaphor for the trip back home, and a proud end to the shuttle era.

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« Reply #9 on: 07/23/2011 03:53 am »
Nicely done!

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« Reply #10 on: 07/23/2011 07:43 am »
Very Nice Brian,

Thank you !!!

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Re: STS-135 Crew Welcom Home - Ellington Field
« Reply #11 on: 07/23/2011 08:38 am »
cool pictures thanks!

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« Reply #12 on: 07/23/2011 10:17 am »
Video of the welcome home ceremony


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Re: STS-135 Crew Welcom Home - Ellington Field
« Reply #13 on: 07/23/2011 10:37 am »
Thanks Brian. Great job.

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Re: STS-135 Crew Welcom Home - Ellington Field
« Reply #14 on: 07/24/2011 04:20 am »
A couple of candids before and during the Crew Return Ceremony from my little Canon Powershot,
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Offering only my own views and experience as a long-time "Space Cadet."

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« Reply #15 on: 07/24/2011 04:27 am »
Couple More
Offering only my own views and experience as a long-time "Space Cadet."

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« Reply #16 on: 07/24/2011 11:22 am »
Couple More
Add you to the list of people I missed there -- why didn't I put Senator Hutchison's appearance and yours together until now?

(Thanx for the pix -- some more behind the scenes footage. :))

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« Reply #17 on: 08/17/2011 12:03 am »
@NASA:
#STS135 crew will be on @ColbertReport tonight at 11:30 pm EDT. go.nasa.gov/STS-135

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« Reply #18 on: 08/17/2011 12:04 am »
And Commander Ferguson on Letterman (very good and Letterman clearly is a space program supporter):


"You always love your first Space Shuttle" ;D

Would you get on (SpaceX's Dragon)? "I'd have to read the manual first".

SLS gets a mention.
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« Reply #19 on: 08/17/2011 12:55 am »
And Commander Ferguson on Letterman (very good and Letterman clearly is a space program supporter):


"You always love your first Space Shuttle" ;D

Would you get on (SpaceX's Dragon)? "I'd have to read the manual first".

SLS gets a mention.

Very good appearance by Commander Ferguson; Letterman's enthusiasm is reflective of the impact I've heard so many times before, even from prior skeptics. For that reason alone I think one of the greatest missed opportunities was the scrub of STS-134 on the first attempt, which President Obama was scheduled to attend. He and his family went ahead and visited KSC and toured the OPF, etc., but missed the launch. Not that I necessarily expect it to have changed his views or policies, but it would have brought the realities of human space flight to his attention in a way no briefing or report could ever approach.
Offering only my own views and experience as a long-time "Space Cadet."

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