I eagerly awaited along with other locals on Shore Road in Bay Ridge Brooklyn for the craft to come into view. It was quite impressive to see this striking and historic shuttle make its graceful journey past us in the water.
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In my opinion the tail of this amazing shuttle prototype is as beautiful as it apparently is functional.
This photo of "the end" of the shuttle however saddens me as it is somehow reminiscent of the recent end of the American space shuttle program.
Here are two links which may be of interest:
Reuters link Floppingaces link