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    Posted September 20, 2012 by
    kiffin07
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    Tucson, Arizona
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    Final Salute for the Space Shuttle Endeavor

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kiffin07 has been fascinated by the space program since he was a boy and wanted his son to share in the same excitement. Yesterday afternoon, he picked his son up early from school so he could view Endeavour's flight to its new home in California.

    'Years from now he will be able to look back and say he saw the last shuttle get carried to its final home,' he said. 'He may not understand it now, but we all participated in something impressive through the shuttle program - it was a pretty big deal. Maybe our space exploration will all turn into flights with a smaller footprint such as our Mars exploration but he will at least remember a time when our vehicles were so large they had to be transported on the back of a 747. Who knows - maybe he'll end up being an engineer in space exploration.'
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    Farewell, space shuttle program - we've watched your entire career with great interest and we are sad to see you go. My son, standing at the top of a slide in Tucson, Arizona

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