The Most Unforgettable Space Shuttle Pictures

Seeing this picture amidst the shuttle program memories triggered one of my own. I have a very early memory which, for a few years, I assumed I was remembering badly: In 1980 or ’81, in Grade 1, our teacher spoke to us about this new Space Shuttle Columbia, which was doing a pre-spaceflight tour of the skies around our school. At a non-recess time (surprise! joy!) we were hustled outside to take our viewing places on the playground. I installed myself at the top of the wooden A-frame, and vividly remember a jumbo jet, huge, loud and very low to the ground, passing overhead, with the shuttle atop it.

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