Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Return to Space

Ever since I was a little grade school kid, I have been fascinated by the space program. I am old enough to remember Apollo 11, and the grainy B/W TV video of the first mission to the Moon.

It seems the manned space program has stagnated some, with the Challenger launch break-up, followed by an extended hiatus, and then the Columbia tragedy, followed by another extended delay.

That delay ended today, with the successful launch of the shuttle Discovery.

I was fortunate enough to huddle around the TV with my three boys and witness this momentous occasion. I wish Godspeed to the crew of the Discovery, and look forward to their safe return.

Follow the mission here.


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