Thirty years ago, the first space shuttle launched into the stratosphere. Chris Bray and his father Kenneth watched — and took a picture. Then last Friday, the shuttle Atlantis took its final trip. Again, the Bray men were there. And again, the two snapped a photo to capture the moment.
The first shot shows 13-year-old Chris with then 39-year-old dad looking through binoculars at thespace shuttle Columbia’s first launch on April 12, 1981, from the Kennedy Space Center.
The second snap comes three decades later and recreates the same moment at the last shuttle voyage. The young son is now an adult. His father is now gray-haired. Enjoy the picture below