Discovery Launch

I realized that I never blogged about the last launch of space shuttle Discovery.  On the afternoon of February 24th my friend, B, and I walked from her house to the beach to watch it. We piled the little ones into her red wagon.  Wildman walked and B’s son rode his bike.  Parking at the beach access was a nightmare so we were thankful to be able to walk from B’s house.

The kids passed the time before launch by playing in the sand and surf.  They were a complete mess requiring a good hose down by the time we got back.

Cape Canaveral juts way out into the ocean to the north of us so we end up with a pretty awesome view of space shuttle and rocket launches from our own backyard essentially.  Unfortunately, the weather was a bit overcast of the 24th.  We managed to see the liftoff but the shuttle got lost in the cloud cover soon after.

Can you believe there are only two more shuttle missions left?  I find it incredibly sad…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ed
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 22:42:06

    I believe there are TWO more launches. Am I wrong?

    Reply

  2. adventuresoffour
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 08:13:14

    Ed, there is only one more left…

    Reply

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