So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Yes, we did get to see the shuttle take off. Had a pretty decent view from Titusville, right by the water.
Glad we got to see it . . . and hear it . . . and feel the ground vibrate. Not the same as on TV. Definitely worth the trip.
It was good, and a little sad too. The program is shutting down. The old Soviet Union had a space shuttle program, but it came to an end the same time their empire ended. Can't but help wonder if it's a sign the US empire is also coming to an end. Morbid thoughts, I know, but when an country stops exploring outward, it's a bad sign.
Hope it's just a coincidence.
In spite of my momentary dark thoughts, it was a great event. Impressive technology and power. -Sixbears
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.