As a storyteller, I enjoy when people share their stories with me. The shuttle stories I've been told so far are fascinating. I'm also amazed at how many people have connections to NASA or affiliated agencies. People have shared their shuttle stories with me about night launches and scrubbed launches. I've heard about astronauts and aerospace workers. There have also been poignant memories shared with me about the Challenger and Columbia tragedies.
All of these people sharing their shuttle stories with me gave me an idea. NASA's space shuttle program is ending after 30 years, but the memories and stories will remain as long as we keep sharing them. So why not give people a place to share their shuttle stories?
It is still a work in progress, but so far I've created a few easy ways for people to share their shuttle memories and stories.
When was your first/last time seeing a launch? Did you see a night launch? Miss seeing a launch because it got scrubbed? Work on the shuttle program? Just watched on TV? Whatever your experience, you can share your shuttle stories here:
- On Twitter use hashtag #myshuttlestory. I've also created a Twitter account @myshuttlestory that I'll use to retweet some of the stories that use the hashtag #myshuttlestory.
- On Facebook I've created a My Shuttle Story page.
- Still to come: www.myshuttlestory.com
So share your shuttle stories. And feel free to let me know what you think about this shuttle story sharing idea.