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Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ Atlantis over The Studios

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 Atlantis Soaring High over The Studios 

This was taken May 14, 2010 from the Disney's Hollywood Studios. At the time it was thought that this flight, STS-132 would be the final flight of Atlantis and the end of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. However, in February 2011 NASA declared that the final mission of Atlantis and that of the Space Shuttle program would be STS-135 on July 8, 2011. I posted about the last flight here if you'd like read about it and view a video.

Guests and CMs alike were excited that day in May to see the flight. Everyone had their own opinion of where the best spot to see it would be. One thing they agreed on was no matter what they were doing at 2:30 they were turning their eyes up to the sky. I didn't have a plan other than knowing I'd be in DHS. Once I arrived I started looking for a wide open sky in the direction of the BWV. I thought I found a pretty good spot just outside the entrance where the flags are but wasn't sure until Atlantis appeared. Shooting right through the clouds in a slight arch it climbed high fast and then it was gone. There was just enough time to snap a few stills and a little video on my phone. I stood for awhile soaking it all in feeling kind of sad that I couldn't share the moment with anyone since this was my solo trip. I quickly grabbed my phone and called home. They were excited to see the video and I really enjoyed hearing their voices. Then it was back to touring DHS for the rest of the day.

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  1. New follower from Tiggerific Tuesday Hop! Please stop by and say hi!

  2. That is a beautiful photo. I love the space program and wish they weren't doing away with the shuttles.

  3. That has to be the most awesome picture. It has taken my breathe away.
    Thanks for sharing Deb..
    I don't think anything could top that..

  4. Amazing picture!

  5. WOW! This is a beautiful picture. Great job, Deb and thanks for sharing it.

  6. What a beautiful picture! Have a magical day!

    Bookgirl @ My Magical Adventures

  7. AMAZING photo as always Debs! :D

  8. Wow!!! Thanks for all your kind words!!! It was so good to wake up and see these nice comments this morning. I really love this pic and I'm so glad you like it too:)

    Thanks too for spreading the word on Twitter and Facebook. We're up to 15 bloggers already!!

    Well, I'm going to start hopping now. Coffee in one hand and mouse in the other. I ♥ Disney WW!

  9. What an amazing photo and touching story!! So glad you weren't wordless today ;-)

  10. Amazing picture!!

  11. Another "WOW!" shot, Deb!

  12. Debs
    Another amazing shot! My boys and I were lucky enough to see Atlantis fly while at WDW too- from the dock at the Yacht Club (waiting for our boat to EPCOT). Unlike you, our memory exists in our minds only. Kudos and thanks!

  13. Just stopping back in from hopping to all your great pics. This is fun!!

    Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate it♥

    D Marie, we were in WDW at the same time?! I wonder if you're in any of my pics,lol. Did you go any meet ups?

  14. What a lucky shot! Beautiful as always!

  15. Debs- That was back in the summer of 2005!!!

  16. Wow, what a cool pic!

  17. D Marie, I think I have a video of that one. My son took it. I'll have to look.

    Thanks Casey:)

    Thanks Ashley, it was very lucky!

    Well, I'm still hopping:)Hope you all are having a good hop!

  18. Just hopped in to say I've visited all 36 blogs signed up so far. I left comments on every one:D There were a couple that I wasn't quite sure if the comment went through or not. Have to say, this is an awesome group of Disney bloggers! What a Disney day!!

    I'm off to take DS to OC.

  19. Anonymous3:27 PM

    I'm still so envious of your solo WDW trip. Don't get me being there with my family, but to have even one day all to myself there would be divine!

    Cool that you could share the shuttle video with your family. The only shuttle launch I got to see was the final Challenger launch. Unforgettable. :o(

  20. Wow. Great picture. Do you mind if I use it as my desktop picture for my iPad? Thanks for hosting this Disney Hop...I love it!

  21. Hi Lucinda,
    It was a dream week and I like you, love being there with my family. I never do anything w/o them. I've never even had a babysitter for them,lol. Just put a solo trip on your bucket list, it'll happen;)

    Thank you DisneyMacAddict!! I'd be honored to have you put it on your iPad! If you'd like a larger size (and better resolution) just email me and I'll send it.

  22. Simply amazing. What a picture and what an experience. Another great shot.

  23. Thanks Mary, it was a great experience.
    So sad the NASA shuttle missions are over:(

  24. Anonymous2:17 PM

    WOW! That was a lot of hopping this week. What a great turn out!! I think I visited and commented at every link. Whew. ;o)

  25. Thanks Mellissa:)

    Lucinda, it was such an amazing week!!!Each of the 42 posts was really special too!

    Thank you all for making the DWW such a huge success!!!

  26. Cool launch picture! Is that your USF son in your avatar? He's looking a little stiff but still has a smile on his face.



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