Stefanie Gordon shared a chance encounter with a space shuttle.

Palm Beach, USA

Usually the view out an airplane window contains no unusual characters—just clouds or stars or miniaturized landmarks rendered impossibly small. But for Stefanie Gordon, en route from New York to Palm Beach, the normal view suddenly encompassed a rare sight: the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

She snapped a few photos and filmed a short video on her smartphone. When she landed, she posted them to Twitter.

Immediately, the photos spread. By being in the right place at the right time, she captured the Endeavour launch from an entirely new perspective.