She was charged for the airline ticket, but the mid-flight viewing of a space shuttle launch was free.
Stefanie Gordon of Hoboken, N.J., woke up on Delta Air Lines flight 2285 Monday traveling from New York's LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Fla., in time to watch the space shuttle Endeavour break through some cloud cover on its way to the International Space Station.
"The captain made an announcement that we would probably see it," Gordon told CBSNews. "I really couldn't hear what he was saying, and then all of a sudden people started getting up and going over to the windows."
Her pictures show Endeavour's smoke trail, with the massive shuttle appearing as small as a dot.
"It was amazing," Gordon told CBS News. … Read more