Wow. Just wow.
Frank and I went out to the golf course behind our house to watch Shuttle Discovery blast off for the last night launch of the space shuttle ever. We’re about forty miles from Kennedy, and still the entire northern sky turned bright red, orange, yellow, and white when Discovery lifted off. It was amazing. Frank has video. I have pictures, and if I ever find the data cord for my camera, I will certainly share them.
Also cool: listening to our neighbors cheer from various back porches as they, too, watched our astronauts make some American history.
I’d like to give a shout out to reader JFH, who got to watch from the VIP seats tonight. I hope you and your family had a great time. We’re praying for your friend and for all of the astronauts, of course! If the launch had been scrubbed tonight, JFH was going to give us his car pass for Kennedy for the launch on Tuesday night. Thanks so much, we really do appreciate your thinking of us! And we’re really happy it worked out for you and your family.
Y’all, that was cool. One perk of living in Florida.