The Space Shuttle Discovery’s arrival to Washington DC yesterday was an event of a lifetime. It was what it was hyped up to be. This blog itself got more hits on my last two posts on the Shuttle’s arrival, than my entire number of hits on all my other posts so far this month combined. (Read my earlier posts – Space Shuttle Discovery flies into Dulles and Live Blog from the Shuttle arrival).
My personal experience in trying to spot the shuttle was not as good. First I got stuck in a massive traffic jam headed to IAD. Wonder who told all these people about the shuttle. Second, when I finally gave up on trying to get to the airport Daily lot and instead parked on an overpass near the airport, I realized that my DSLRs battery was dead. Why to batteries left to themselves in a turned off device drain? Thankfully, my iPhone has a great camera. So I could still get some pictures. The pictures of when the fly bye was the nearest to me got too blurry. I was moving the phone too fast I guess. It was an exhilarating experience to say the least. I am glad to be there in person and experience this once in a lifetime event.
Here are some pictures I did get. Enjoy…