Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Endeavour.

7 comments:

Sue Woo said...

That is so great!!! Wow.

dragon knitter said...

i remember when the first teacher in space went up. my daughter was born the day after the challenger explosion (jan 28, 1986 is when it happened!)

good luck, guys!

Catherine said...

I remember that day well - it was very cold and very clear, and there was very little wind, and after the Challenger fell apart, the big cloud of smoke and vapor held together and stayed in the sky for what seemed like forever - at least a couple of hours. Normally the contrail dissipates in a few minutes, but the winds must have been very calm up there. It was a very eerie and sad sight.

Cursing Mama said...

so cool!

Amy in StL said...

Very cool! Glad you shared...

sallyjo said...

I imagine that, after the Challenger, you're a little nervous when they go up. Still, it must be amazing to watch (and hear).
It's the one stupid, polluting, egotistic, astronomically expensive program I fight for. Somehow it seems such a romantic American thing. And yes, I cry at the end of Apollo 13. Every time.

Catherine said...

I'm not nervous, everybody I knew at NASA quit years ago. The shuttle program is like some relic that they have kept going beyond its life expectancy, the unmanned missions are way cooler. I thought the funniest part of this one was that when they discovered a leak behind a toilet on Endeavour, they cannibalized a part off another shuttle to fix it. This has degenerated into a redneck stock car racing team in space, and it's past time to pull the plug and focus on the next program.