Sunday, July 10, 2011


There are moments in life when you realize you are about to (or just did) witness history.  Friday was one of those days.  I have always been interested in space, space travel, astronauts, etc.  Watching the live feed of the last space shuttle launch was very historic.  The entire history of NASA and space exploration has been one historic event after another.  Just yesterday I was talking to my mom about the launch and she can vividly remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon and watching Walter Kronkite report the news. One of the best things about the internet and our technology today is the fact that I can go to youtube and watch that same broadcast anytime I want and one day I can share my interest with my children.
Back to Friday, I was so excited to watch the launch from NASA's website and hear all of the final engine checks and the countdown.  How some people can not be fascinated by space shuttles and space in general is definitely beyond me.  What a event to watch a space shuttle blast into the sky and within 8 minutes, that same shuttle is in outerspace!  Historic.  Everytime.

The crew of the STS-135 about to board the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

 Godspeed Beautiful Atlantis.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! I hate I missed it - I just totally forgot. Bummer :*(