Pic of the Day: Father and Son at the First and Final Shuttle Launch

Thirty years ago Chris Bray, the younger of the two men in the shots above, snapped a photo of him and his dad at the initial launch of the STS-1/Columbia. Last week, they returned to the Kennedy Space Center to recreate it at the final launch of the STS-135/Atlantis. We’re not sure what we find more impressive: Bray’s dedication to capturing an image that bookends this era of the space program so nicely, or the fact that his cotton shirt seems to have held up so well over the years. Get a more detailed look at the side-by-side photos here. [Boing Boing via Reddit]