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It Could Happen…It DID Happen!

11 Jul 2011, 16:01 UTC
It Could Happen…It DID Happen!
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By Kevin Rohrer Team LeadNASA Dryden Public AffairsThey say history is made every day. Most of us read about it on the Web, watch it on the news or recall it years later when reading it in books. Today, I had the privilege of witnessing a truly historic event that will be talked about for many years to come. I saw the space shuttle Atlantis launch from the Kennedy Space Center. I was there to support the Kennedy public affairs staff as they handled the crush of press interest. I was in good company; representatives from several other NASA centers were also on hand to help facilitate interviews with over 1,000 media representatives reporting on the event. I am told that up to a million people made the pilgrimage to Florida’s Space Coast in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the orbiter ascending from the launch pad and into orbit. Young and old, enthusiasm was high. Image right: Media from around the world were gathered at the Kennedy Space Center press site for Atlantis’ final launch.
I don’t think anyone can say exactly where everyone came from. I do know that there were at least two people from ...

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