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Khalifa mukhtar
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Star Trek Into Darkness - Official Teaser (HD) 

Star Trek Into Darkness - Official Teaser (HD)



"CARE MORE THAN NECESSARY, ALL OF THE TIME"...

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My Own Moment

This is really me, alone with the shuttle Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Thursday afternoon at NASA Dryden.

I almost never want to be in photos.  Throughout our #nasasocial  event, everyone else would get their pictures taken, alone and in groups, still and jumping, with every aircraft, logo or souvenir, but I haven't even looked at the group photos (most are on Twitter).  But this moment made me hand someone my camera (bad of me, but I was too excited to even remember exactly to whom), and run to be alone for a final moment with the Endeavour.

We had just come away from visiting inside the SCA, and when we came out, the media were all gone, families all gone, and they had taken away the ropes and barriers.  I've scoured this photo, and there is definitely one other person and perhaps at most hints of two more, but they certainly didn't disturb my solitude.  I've followed the space program all my life, and the shuttle was the centerpiece of human exploration of space for two thirds of my life.  I believe that to move beyond this lone planet must be in the future of humankind; I'm excited about that future, but this also feels to me like the loss of a close friend.

This visit was absolutely a dream for me, and I'm so grateful to +NASA and their Social Media team led for this event by +john yembrick and Lisa Mattox (on G+?) for somehow picking and graciously hosting me; to +Sergey Brin (I try not to bug you here, but one time) for inviting me to try G+ originally when I'd otherwise have stayed a hermit; and to the whole photography community here for inspiring, teaching and supporting my work and my growth over the past year and change.

And because it's what I do, I'll tag a couple of themes as well: #photostorysaturday  with +Dave Beckerman, and #sentimentalsunday  with +Louisa Catharine Forsyth (+Sentimental Sunday Theme).
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