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Is it Real?

Social Media, Space Travel
Author: Mark Dixon
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
1:34 pm


This morning, I saw a cool photo of the Space Shuttle bursting through the clouds on Facebook and shared it with my friends.  

But alas, I subsequently found out in an article on Universe Today, that photographer Richard Silvera faked it;

The picture of the sky and clouds was taken by me from an airplane, and the shuttle is a picture from NASA. Then the assembly was done in Photoshop & Lightroom.

So, as the wise Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.”

Or was that George Washington?

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The Final Landing

Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:40 pm

Today, the space shuttle Endeavour, atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, landed at Los Angeles International Airport, marking the final scheduled ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program. Endeavor will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. (NASA Photo)

My sister posted on Facebook: “I was standing in Disneyland today when I saw the space shuttle Endeavor fly over. Living the dream!!”

I must admit that I have a bit of a lump in my throat tonight as I contemplate it all.

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