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The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

A Launch Photo 30 Years In The Making

Now that's patience.

Father and Son: STS-1 and STS-135 Chris Bray/Flickr hide caption

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Father and Son: STS-1 and STS-135

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Flickr user Chris Bray and his father attended the first shuttle launch 30 years ago. According to an interview with Universe Today, they had not been to another launch since, but decided to "bookend" the program by going to the final launch — and re-creating a photo taken at the first launch.

Thanks to Picture Show reader Craig for forwarding this photo to us!

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