Thursday, May 19, 2011

Space Shuttle launch Atlantis

I was hoping to be able to see another launch while I was in FL on my vacation, but it was postponed.  So, I was looking through my backlog of pics and videos from past trips and I came across this.  This is a video of the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from May 14, 2010.  I am a huge fan of the space program, but, like the president of the United States of America, I won't be giving the program any money.  Sorry.  Like I said I had hoped to witness the final launch of the Endeavour , but it was postponed to May 16th and I was sitting at my desk at work.  I've been lucky enough to know a few shuttle astronauts personally and I can tell you they are the smartest, bravest and finest people I've ever met.  You can just tell they are special.  Enjoy the video.  I didn't shriek like a crazy woman this time (not my first launch, but I do get excited) and you can hear the other people gathered to watch.  It's really an event.  I believe there is only one launch left for NASA, so, if you have the opportunity don't let it slip away.


*George, if you ever look at my blog, this post is for you.  Sorry it took to long.  :)

*Emily, I know this isn't a typical prose, but I find it inspiring and would like to share.





10 comments:

  1. nice...used to live in FL...and we are big space fans so was a neat time...take my boys to DC to the Air & Space museum as well...they love it.

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  2. FlowerpowermommaMay 19, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    thanks for sharing. So personal and loved the comments. Makes me wish I could experience this too. 

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  3.  Hmmm... so if you love it so much, why won't you give it money? This is not a discussion I have followed AT all.

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  4.  There is one more launch... I don't know when it is.

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  5.  I guess I'm weird, but the sound gets me every time.  Oh, the power!

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  6. ahhh happybappygirl, I love it when  you veer off the beaten path!

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  7. oh friend, i'm glad you shared... this is wonderful. and inspirational--as are you. xo

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