July 26, 2005

...and They're Off!

This morning at 10:39 am Eastern time, the space shuttle Discovery was launched. Congratulations to NASA and all of the people who took part in this effort on a successful launch. We'll all be holding our breath as we watch them return 12 days from now.

I don't know about you, but I get a little choked up every time I watch one of these take off. Some day it could be my little boy in one of those, as he often tells me he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. *gulp*

I wish them success in their missions and a safe trip home.


  1. Same here....I've always been fascinated with NASA and space....I remember being glued to the tv during the Appollo 13 doings when I was a kid.

  2. I'm morbid and expecting the worst, I guess. Ever since Challenger, I watch with bated breath to see if the shuttle will make it up okay...

  3. I think with all the postponements, etc with this take-off a lot of people had their fingers crossed and will stay crossed until they safely step back off.

  4. After seeing the one in the 80's crash live, I'm afraid to watch, but I wish them all well and happy travelin', how cool would that be, to go into space??!!!

  5. Hey- just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know I'm alive. I'll be catching up on old posts this weekend. Hope everything is cool in Celtiland-O

  6. Zeep zop zork!

    That's us intergalactic aliens' way of saying, "good luck to the space travellers."


    That means, "by the way, not to brag, but we've done that already."

  7. Living right across the street from NASA we really feel the pressure for successful missions. Our livlihood is on the line, Clear Lake would not be without NASA.

  8. When you're driving really fast.. Slowly lowering your window sounds like you're blasting off in a space shuttle.

    No really.

  9. Mike - me too. I remember wanting to be an astronaut at one time.

    Julie - I'm not expecting it, but I fear it. They lost a tile on the bottom of the shuttle on take off yesterday. They're all over it, though. Like I said - holding our breath in 11 days.

    Seamus - fatalist. LOL *hugs*

    Denny - absolutely!

    Inanna - I second that.

    Vicki - I saw that, too...remember it clearly and think of it every time they take off. That would be SO cool!

    OMEGA! So glad to hear from you! I'll be over to rattle your cage and see how your trip went. I've missed you!

    Michael - hmmmm... nannoo nannoo

    Brighton - cool! Maybe Trav could get a job at NASA! LOL

    Pup - oh, how you make me giggle. I'll have to try that. lol

  10. My son, grandfather and I watched the ship go up together. I got a little choked up too.