11 June 2007

Nine Minutes to Space

I stayed late at work on friday so that I could watch Atlantis launch.

Did you get to see it?

Right now there are seven men orbiting the earth, latched on to the international space station. Two are currently preparing to leave the shuttle and hang out in space for a bit. Can you imagine that?

With all the months of prep and the worries about the foam and external tank the launch went smoothly. Nine minutes after take off the crew was in space racing to catch up with the space station.

Video of the launch and other interesting bits can be seen here.

Happy Monday all

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