Shuttle Liftoff Photos Go Viral

07.14.11 | Sarah Harnisch

It really is something to see. The two photos, taken 30 years apart, show a son and his dad with binoculars in hand watching the first and the last space shuttles lift off. They are in exactly the same position -- one in 1981, the other in 2011.

When they posted the images, they wrote, "The picture we waited 30 years to complete." What they didn't count on was 510,000 views in a few days. They said they knew the photo had a lot of significance to them, but had no idea it would touch so many others.

If you want to see the photos, click here.