Monday, March 16, 2009

Space Shuttle Launch

Molly decided that we since we were going to be in Florida this week, we should all go and check out the Launch of Space Shuttle Discover STS-119. We drove over from Orlando to Titusville and camped out along the beach for a couple of hours. The launch went off right on time at 7:43. It was pretty cool. Because the launch occurred right at dusk, there was some neat lighting effects from the smoke from the Solid Rocket Boosters. It was really exciting to be there and hear the rumble from the rockets. What we didn't count on was the terrible drive from Titusville back to Orlando. We left at 8:00 PM and didn't get back to Orlando until about 1:30 in the morning. For the first 3 hours, our average speed was 3 miles per hour. That's walking speed friends.

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