Thursday, February 24, 2011

UPDATE: I am sad to report that we were unable to drive up for the shuttle launch!!! I cried when I watched it go up on THIS VIDEO. So many wonderful space shuttle memories over the years...

ANOTHER UPDATE: My friend, Cindy, has found that there will be two more shuttle launches, not of Discovery, but of Atlantis and Endeavor!!! YEAH!!!...Here they are:
Date: April 19 +
Mission: STS-134
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 7:48 p.m. EDT
STS-134 Description: Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station.
Date: June 28 +
Mission: STS-135
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Atlantis
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 3:48 p.m. EDT +
Description: Space shuttle Atlantis will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft and return a failed ammonia pump module.
The April 19th launch will be beautiful if it can go at 7:48pm, as planned. Night sky is so dramatic! Too bad it will be on a Tuesday...hard to take a 6 year old on a school night!!! We shall see.....Grandma Julie has her ways of making things happen anyway...tee hee hee.....


Lisa at Greenbow said...

We will have to wait and watch them on the news. Maybe you will get to see one of the others.

Pokeberry Mary said...

I hope you get to go the actual real last one! What a great memory!

Green thumb said...

Wow! you can actually think of watching a space shuttle launch! look at poor me, the nearest I have ever come to witnessing one was now, via the link provided by you.
May you get to watch the scheduled launches and then I will eagerly wait to read the experience.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
I told my Husband about the launch and did not realize then that it would be the Shuttles last. I'm sad too. This is a big part of our history. It is nice to hear now, that their are a few more scheduled. When the Shuttle would land here in California I would look up the landing time just to hear the sonic booms.
Have a wonderful weekend Julie.


Cindy said...

Jeez, just take him! It's not like he's gonna miss his SAT's. And besides, it's educational!

Teri C said...

You still can make one of these!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

How wonderful that you get to see this! I am so glad that they are sending more up. We need to keep exploring space!