Wow! We had awesome views of the shuttle as it flew by us four times at the Observatory. It was insanely hot and there were a ton of people there but the infectious excitement kept everyone in good spirits.
Some fire fighter went up his ladder, possibly as a lookout? A good diversion for Porter, regardless.
Looking a little hot and sleepy as we wait.
The roar from the crowd when it arrived was incredible.
Crowds, Observatory and departing shuttle.
As bonus excitement in the sky we got to watch a rescue helicopter pull some people off of the peak behind the Observatory.
More space program, please!