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Father and Son Witness First and Final Space Shuttle Launch Together [PHOTO]

Space shuttle launch

The final space shuttle launch had a significant meaning to one father and son

When the first space shuttle launched on April 12, 1981, Chris Bray, then 13, and his dad Kenneth, then 39, were there to see it lift off into the stratosphere. And when the final one launched on July 8, 2011, once again, father and son witnessed it in person.

Both times they captured their togetherness at the historic events in a photo. The side-by-side photos have since become an instant legend, having been seen in less than a week over a half million times.

Chris told the Washington Post, “We’ve always loved that first photo. Taking a similar one for the last launch seemed like the perfect opportunity to celebrate the shuttle program and our relationship by putting the time passed in perspective, celebrating the interests we share, and illustrating the father/son bond we’ve maintained over the years . . . The moment has stayed with me since that day, and is one of my fondest memories and childhood experiences.”

Click here to see the side-by-side photos that have meant a lot to father and son, and now to thousands of others as well:

 

Chris and Kenneth Bray

Chris and Kenneth Bray, 1981 and 2011

On his Flickr stream where he posted the photos, Chris Bray wrote, “The picture we waited 30 years to complete.”

 

 

Source: Yahoo News

 

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