Saturday, July 01, 2006

There's a 40% chance of the Space Shuttle being launched today so I'm going to drive up there and take a look-see. I found directions to Spaceview Park in Titusville and if my luck holds out I'll see a shuttle launch! I've always been a spaceflight fanboy, though the plan announced by President Bush to return to the moon and then proceed to Mars left me strangely cold. This man shows no interest in science during most of his waking hours and this really looked like a stunt. Plus NASA has had to cancel a lot of science missions to the outer planets. Still, I've been in Florida for nearly four years and still haven't even visited Cape Caneveral; very remiss of me! I'll come back with pictures if there's a launch.

Update: It launched three days later, on July 4th, while I was in Lousiana, but while trolling around the net I found these amazing pictures of a shuttle photographed from a U-2 spy plane flying high overhead.

2 comments:

Daniel Bowen said...

Damn, I was looking forward to seeing your pics!

Brian said...

I was hoping it'd launch too, but my pictures wouldn't have been that exciting, I fear. Tell you what, though, I found some amazing shots online of a shuttle launch photgraphed from a U2 spyplane (http://www.blackbirds.net/u2/u2_photo_gallery/shuttle-launch-images/index.html)