On Sunday, March 3 my family took a field trip. We went to the California Science Center and saw the space shuttle Endeavour.
It was so amazing to see and a bit surreal. There in front of you is this craft that has flown countless missions to space, but yet it just looks like an airplane that has been very well worn. As you walk around and look at the shuttle you are in complete awe of how simple it looks, but knowing how completely complex the inner workings are. You are also a bit saddened at the knowledge that this is it, the shuttle missions are over and what was once headline news is now a museum exhibit.
I can remember as a kid being so excited when the space shuttle landed, I took pictures of it on the TV with my little Instamatic camera but yet for my kids the shuttle taking off or landing was always just a segment in the news, not the headline news.
I think my husband and I were more excited about seeing the shuttle than my kids but as we were leaving my oldest daughter (who is a freshman at college and still not sure what she wants to do) turned to us and said, "wouldn't it be amazing to be a part of all of that!" Could it be that she was INSPIRED?