Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The Space Shuttle Discovery just lifted off on time at 11:38am Eastern time.

I watched until the solid boosters separated, and then I could see the main engines for another 30 seconds or so and then came back into work.

When we first moved to Florida, Numbers One and Two Daughters attended Discovery Elementary School.

They didn't go there but half a year, but I always take note when Dicovery has a flight.

My coworkers didn't even wait until the boosters separated before heading back inside. Yeah, it's hot and humid outside, but still...



Hammer said...

I've caught glimpses of the shuttle being piggy backed on a 747 (how do they do that?) and coming in for a landing like a shooting star but that's about it.

I would watch the whole thing too.

Babystepper said...

Ahh. The magic is just gone for some people.

katherine. said...

I would LOVE to watch a shuttle launch!

Travis said...

When it becomes routine, I think that's when we run the risk of another one of those terrible disasters.

I'm always in awe of the shuttle, both in launch and in return.

Sharon Lynne said...

I told my students about it this morning.

You're young at heart! I work with young kids and their amazed at everything in the world around them. As we should be!

So you're in good company!

I would watch it too!

Qtpies7 said...

We were in FL for a launch one time, and it was fun to watch, but it was at night and all we really saw was a fire ball in the sky. Very cool fire ball.

photowannabe said...

I would love to watch it launch sometime. About 5 years ago I was working at a conference in Orlando and watched as the shuttle came over for a landing and hear and felt the sonic boom as it entered. I thought it was pretty exciting but my co workers were so blase about it.

The Rock Chick said...

I haven't seen a takeoff live, but even on TV they look magnificent. I always check it out!