Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shuttle launch

I've always wanted to watch a shuttle launch and want to now even more after reading The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe last year in Literary Journalism class. Today the shuttle Discovery made it's last launch. My sister-in-law took her kids and drove down to Florida to watch. One of my Lit. Jour. classmates and her boyfriend went down to watch. Even some of Kezia's friends from Denmark flew over to the States to witness the launch. And I was stuck in a hot office in northern Tanzania. I consoled myself by watching this video that Jonathan found and sent me. It's pretty cool, but I'm sure it's nothing like witnessing the real thing.

There are only two more launches before NASA shuts down the program. One is April 19. I definitely won't be back by then. The other is June 28. I think I'll try to work on going to that one. I mean it'll be history so I deserve a chance to witness it, right?

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