And the Shuttle's off...

Jul 26th, 2005, 07:47 AM
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And the Shuttle's off...

Finally, the shuttle took off in perfect conditions. Once I get my pictures uploaded I will let the boards know. Lets pray for a safe homecoming.
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Jul 26th, 2005, 07:58 AM
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...pass the Kleenex.[-o< #39;(

Amazing...everytime I watch one.
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Jul 26th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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We were lucky enough in 1998 to see John Glenn go up into space. All we could hear on the beach were lots of "pops" from champagne tops coming off - Proud wasn't nearly the right word for how I felt watching that ship climb!

Wanna get the other halves and share a bottle of bubbly, Kal?
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Jul 26th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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I'm forever reminded of the years I spent in the space program, from Alan Shepherd's first ride all the way to the big Saturn moon rocket. I had friends and classmates who were astronauts, and I worked with some members of Dr. Von Braun's "German Mafia," as they were fondly nicknamed. It was an exciting time in our history, and I'm proud to have been a part of it. Now I just watch and reminisce.
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Jul 26th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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wow...I didn't know you guys were that old! :-"

Can I wait until noon, my time?

Oh #ell!!!
Mimosas for the entire board!!!!!
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Jul 26th, 2005, 09:07 AM
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...fingers crossed for a safe journey. Godspeed to the crew.
Jul 26th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Now THAT'S traveling!

Best wishes to them. In the meantime, check this website for the sounds of a very distant "culture" - i.e., Saturn (click on "play sound of..." below graph):
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Jul 26th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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It was a gorgeous sight this morning, I was able to go to the backyard and see it go up...a beautiful fiery front and smoky trail, going very fast, then disappeared behind a cloud...made me laugh and cry at the same time...
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