NJ woman's plane photos of space shuttle go viral

May 17, 2011 - 1:14 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bird's-eye view of the space shuttle's historic penultimate journey is getting hundreds of thousands of views online after a New Jersey woman recorded it from her airplane seat.

Thirty-three-year-old Stefanie Gordon of Hoboken shot the photos and video Monday on a flight to West Palm Beach, Fla.

She posted them to Twitter shortly after landing and they've been viewed hundreds of thousands of times since. They've landed in newspapers and television broadcasts worldwide and made a minor celebrity of Gordon, who shot the images with her iPhone.

Gordon says she had just awakened from a nap on the flight from New York when the pilot announced the shuttle might come into view. She says she had no idea her work would make such a splash.