Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Yeah! Space Shuttle Discovery lifted-off at 10:39am (EDT)! :-)

I was teaching a class at our church's summer religion camp (more on that in a later post), so I wasn't able to watch the launch live on television. But I just couldn't resist... so I snuck out to my van for a few minutes this morning and listened to coverage of the launch on the radio.

Later in the day, after we were back from camp, the kids and I sat down and watched a tape of the launch. They were quite interested, perhaps sensing my own excitement, and we talked for a while about the shuttle, the astronauts and space flight in general. Our son was a bit disappointed when he found out 3-year olds can't go into space, but he took it all in stride and decided he could wait until he was bigger... like maybe tomorrow.

Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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