I just watched the last launch of the Space Shuttle program, and as someone who grew up at the Cape in the 1960s, I had a tear in my eye. I wrote an article for my Marathon & the Middle Florida Keys Magazine about our 50 years of launching people into space – it can be read on my Blog page.
Additionally, it can be seen as it appeared on pages 14-15 with color photos from NASA at: http://floridakeysmagazines.com
In recognition of today’s final flight of Atlantis, as well as all those associated with the space program for the past half-century, my tribute to the Challenger (and Columbia and Apollo 1) astronauts, “Dawn’s Early Light,” will be available as a free download for a limited time. Find it on the Music page.