In October 1998, Zipporah Inniss, an 11th grade student at St Joseph High School, had the unique experience of being present for John Glenn's return to space after having won a NASA poster and essay contest. Zipporah's account follows the photos taken of her observing the launch.
My name is Zipporah M. Inniss. I live on the island of St. Croix which is the largest island that makes up the United States Virgin Islands. In October, I had the spectacular opportunity of seeing the space shuttle, Discovery, get launched into space. I received a special pass to watch the launch from the "causeway". I had entered a poster and essay contest for NASA and as a result, I received this pass. It was a wonderful experience to see history in the making and to see Senator John Glenn being launched into space.
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