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Discovery’s Final Launch

As a young girl, I was a dreamer, and believed in endless possibilities! It was dreams of being a marine biologist, astronaut, anthropologist that made me want to learn about the world around me, dreaming up at the stars, and charting my next adventure into unknown territories.

It was this past week that I was able to get as close to the stars as I could ever imagine. The moment we learned we would be in Florida, at the same time Discovery would make its final launch into space, we decided not to miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

On February 24th we drove from Orlando to Titusville Florida to watch Discovery make its final voyage into space.  My children, husband, and I were ecstatic to be there as we waited patiently in the park with hundreds of other people from all over the states and world. We met people from Baltimore, Mississippi, North Dakota, New York, Michigan, and Ireland. It was amazing to see this ship’s final voyage  bring so many people together on this one extraordinary day.

We had front row seats at the event and were able to watch a clear view of Discovery’s blast off. It was a once in a lifetime experience that my children, husband, and I will always remember.

10, 9, 8,






Blast Off!


Disappearing into space,


leaving us with a beautiful cloud of dreams and endless possibilities...

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

13 replies

  1. Wowzers, that is so freaking cool! My husband is very jealous. I admit, I have never been all that into space or NASA or space exploration. But to be there, watching something so incredible, that is pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing a little bit with us.

    1. It was a lifetime oppourtunity we couldn’t pass up! Our kids were amazed by the whole process and I hope they remember every minute of it! We were very lucky to be at the right place at the right time 🙂

  2. Very cool – thanks for sharing the pics! I’ve never seen a shuttle launch, but when they land at Edwards Airforce base in the Mojave Desert, sometimes I hear it when it breaks through the atmosphere – which is kind of cool because I’m never quite sure what the sound is until later when I think about it.

      1. The first time I heard it, it was about 5 am – it sounded like a large metal drum had been bounced off the side of the house and it woke me up. We’re about 90 miles away, so we can’t see it even if we try.

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