Tuesday, March 11, 2008

For Josiah

I wasn't going to share this since it didn't turn out, but it is hard to resists a big brother's pleadings... [smile]

Last night our family was 25 miles away from Cape Canaveral, and being that close to history in the making, we all trouped outside in our PJ's to see the shuttle launch at 2:28 am. Because of the cloud cover, we only ended up seeing it for 4-5 seconds (not near long enough for me to experiment!!) though we heard it for much, much longer than that. Wow. It was incredible to watch the sky light up and hear the roar.

This poor picture doesn't do it justice.

To see the real picture from those who were up close and knew what they were doing, check out NASA's picture! It is amazing and also a much more impressive sight to see.


Liz Brown said...

I'd give a lot to see a shuttle launch someday ... :)

Stephanie said...

That is amazing! I wish I could have seen it.

~Tori~ said...

Wow! Both pictures are GREAT! It's so amazing!

esther said...

Thank you for posting the picture, anyway! You get credit for trying. :) Even a picture that doesn't turn out the way you want it can create amazing memories, and gives you something to look back on.
My cousin is working at the NASA station (since a couple months ago), So it's exciting to see a picture from just the place he is!!
Love from MI

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bethany.

For those who want to see a Space Shuttle launch there are only a couple of years left before NASA plans to retire the last of the fleet in 2010. Starting in late 2014 or early 2015 they would be replaced by the Orion, a similar in nature but updated version of the Saturn rockets that the Apollo program used.