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  • We all clustered on the hill by the pond on the main mall. Endeavour had to land at Edwards this round, and she was going to fly over us on her way home to the Cape. Many of my coworkers had worked at NASA for years and never been near the shuttle, whether on the launch pad or piggyback on a 747.

    She was so close it felt like we could reach out and touch her. I think most of us watched her more through our viewfinders than with our naked eyes. Even to the most experienced among us, it was like seeing her for the first time - and seeing the fruit of our day-to-day work.

    Talk about an unforgettable lunch break.
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