Last week saw the end of the landing of the final Space Shuttle mission, bringing to close an era in space exploration. We’ve followed this story (and various tangents) for the better part of a year. In the process, we’ve sponsored and have made friends with the Last Shuttle Project in an effort to do our part to help preserve the history of this long running and important program.
We’re glad to say OWC was there ‘til the very end; OWC Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor flew down to watch the shuttle land with some of the crew of the Last Shuttle Project. “I’m honored to have had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this historic landing,” he said, reflecting on the event.
Below are a few images of the final event. Note: The last picture of the cockpit one requires a pair of red/cyan 3D glasses to view, but it’s well worth the effort to find a pair. You can see all the instrument displays and even the commemorative plaque on the center console.