A small collection of images that represent years of dreams and things I was finally able to give myself
Periodically updated. All images © Rose DF
This was probably one of the best days of my life, never in a million years I could've imagined I would get into that building.
Dream come true.
I took way too many pictures at JPL, I only wish I had my "good" camera when I went. I only had my phone.
I couldn't go inside that day, but it didn't make the visit any less memorable.
The most meaningful part of this trip for me, standing on that painted triangle inside the VAB.
Space shuttles used to hang over that mark, from the ceiling. I cried.
This was the first time I saw one of the space shuttles in person, after years of dreaming about them.
Visiting all the remaining space shuttles, it's an old promise I made to myself.
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar in DC
(I was there until they closed, empty and quiet, lots of crying. Dream come true)
How are they so beautiful?
Meeting Massimino, who happens to be one of my favorite astronauts of all time.
Panel with Astronaut Peggy A. Whitson.
Got to meet her after that, amazing woman.
After a nice visit to the Griffith in CA, I climbed the mountain behind it to wait for the sunset.
Waiting inside the NASA TV facility in Florida, for the briefing on the cargo launch and the experiments that will go up with it.
SpaceX CRS-18 cargo mission. I waited a whole week in Fl, and the weather kept delaying the launch.
Spending time in CA with friends Kathy and Beth Kerner, and Dr. Tanya Harrison.
I can't believe I saw this when it was being put together, and now the rover is on Mars.
Visiting the life-size model of the Cassini spacecraft in CA.
People at JPL have a fantastic sense of humor, took me a while to notice this was not a real person.
Watching some space action at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
I have a thing for engines and boosters, don't ask.
Artemis site in Florida
After a full day at the Intrepid listening to NASA panels.
Meeting my new boyfriend, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
These older astronaut suit prototypes were something else.
This is just like my own backyard, I go hide inside the Hayden Planetarium a lot.
Spending some time where the magic happens.
Mission Control / Jet Propulsion Laboratory CA
You cannot go to JPL and not photograph the "Dare Mighty Things" wall.
That's the rule.
Mission Control in Fl