Saturday, December 9, 2006

We have lift-off: I got to watch my first shuttle launch tonight. That, I would like to state for the record, was awesome. I can only speculate as to what it would have looked like up close. But this launch seemed like it wasn't ever going to go up -- it was scrubbed Thursday night, and was never really in play for Friday night. From the Sentinel's space blog:

Shuttle Discovery just launched from Kennedy Space Center on a 12-day mission to the international space station. The shuttle's boosters are to be jettisoned at 2 minutes, 5 seconds into flight. Discovery should reach orbit in 8 minutes, 29 seconds. Seven astronauts are on board.

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