Endeavor Fly Over


The population of Tucson was thrilled that space shuttle Endeavor flew over today.

Likewise, in my regular home of Las Cruces, the small city was similarly blessed with a greeting after its fly-over of the White Sands Missile Range. Shortly after my girlfriend texted me to say that she’d seen it over LC and that her students were super excited to have witnessed it, the folks around me in Tucson started hollering “There it is!”

And there it was, softly humming and coasting over the Sam Hughes neighborhood as it passed over the mall at the University of Arizona. The whole event from my vantage lasted 15 seconds. But at the end, all of us who were there just smiled , looked around and said “Cool.”

It’s days like this that make me feel really lucky. There’s been a lot of those recently.