Thursday, February 24, 2011

Discovery's Launch

Well, she finally launched!  It was down to the wire whether or not the launch would go, as there were range safety issues, but within 2 seconds of having to scrub, they were able to work out the computer issues and she is now on her way to the International Space Station.  We watched today's launch from our house.  First on T.V,
Main Engine Start

Beautiful Launch

Then we ran out into the back yard and got on top of the kids' playground to see this:
Beautiful Contrail

If you can see the tiny white dot in the middle of this picture, that's a solid rocket booster falling toward the ocean.

The weather was beautiful, the launch was beautiful, Godspeed Discovery!

1 comment:

  1. What awesome pictures! I always wanted to see a launch...these are great!