Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Lift Off!!!!

By the skin of our teeth, Anne and I made it to the base in time for lift-off! I think we had about 3 minutes to spare, if that. As you might guess, the causeways were lined with cars, and there were a number of boats on the rivers, although I think most of the other boats went a lot closer! The lift-off was almost a little bit disappointing, after being used to seeing it on TV, as everything looked so tiny. And being daytime, there wasn't the big glow and flame like the nighttime launches. However, it was still pretty exciting to see!

Be sure to click on the photos for a larger view! The first two photos show the actual shuttle, the third is just the contrail, once the shuttle was no longer visible.


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