Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Space Shuttle Live

For all of you who don't live in Florida, watching the space shuttle take off is breathtaking. I have always been fascinated by space and the fact that we have figured out how to get out there, stay there and return back safely is pretty amazing. I have seen 3 space shuttles take off....always from many miles away, but still a phenomenal experience each time. I have seen it from Disney World, the beach and my front yard, which is about 100 miles from Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center.

Last night my husband and I watched a LIVE feed of the astronauts returning to the shuttle from a space walk and shutting the hatch. It blew me away. If you have any interest in that, this page will have live shots from the space station/Atlantis mission. Under the Public Channel header, select Watch with Quicktime. Go here to get there. Have fun. See history.

1 comment:

vanessa said...

Like you I am also fascinanted with space and our ability to travel there.

Last year my family and I went to Disney World. During our trip we decided to visit the Kennedy Space Center. It was our first visit and it was amazing. It just so happened that the shuttle was at the launch pad. That was a bonus. I never thought much about the size of the ships until we stood under one at the museum..WOW!

After our visit it made me realize what we are capable of, in general, as a people. Thanks for reminding me of that : )