Friday, May 14, 2010

up, up, and away

Here is the shuttle Atlantis launch from here in Orlando. It is quite a sight when you consider how far Orlando is from the coast. But wait a minute. What is that in the picture that appears to be in the path of the shuttle?

Just a bird. But it is a great optical illusion. Go back to the first picture and see if you can see it. If you can then there is nothing wrong with your eyesight. With this launch I didn’t hear the rumble of the engines like I normally do. There is one more launch left. I hope that those not living near the Kennedy Space Center got to watch the launch live on television as it happened. I also like listening to the prelaunch commentary by the local television station reporters. I usually start listening to the live coverage about an hour before the launch. It is good because the science reporters explain everything that is going on with the launch preparations and what the mission of the shuttle is. Take care. Lew

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