- Posted September 19, 2012 by
New Orleans, Louisiana
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light Years: Your view of space and stars
Shuttle flies over New Orleans
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
Some waited for hours and brought their children with them to witness this historic occasion. There were many people with cameras and some just there to witness the experience.
This reporter waited almost one hour with a rambunctious 4-year old asking a never ending stream of questions about the Saturn rocket just inside the gate.
Then off in the distance was the familiar shape of a 747 but it had a distinctly unfamiliar profile as it flew closer. It had a Space Shuttle attached to its upper fuselage and as it flew the crowd grew quiet and all I heard were oohs and ahhs and the clicking of camera shutters.
It was an experience I will never forget and I'm sure many others felt the same way.