“Space, the final frontier… the voyages of the Starship Enterprise… to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before”
I grew up listening to the familiar refrain of this opening sequence from Star Trek, and dreaming of how it would be to explore the far reaches of space…
And then on a bright morning in spring, finally the chance to see our own version of the “Starship Enterprise” – the US space shuttle on its final flight along the Manhattan skyline.
This one hasn’t ever been into space it seems :) … still felt absolutely exhilarating to watch – like the vastness of the universe out there is somehow within reach – all things possible.
(The space shuttle Enterprise mounted on top of a jumbo jet on its farewell flyover across the skies above New York and New Jersey on April 27, 2012)