Saturday, February 21, 2009


The reason we went to Florida the week before the kids had the week off of school was to watch a Space Shuttle launch, piloted by our friend Tony "Guido" Antonelli, who was at Test Pilot School with us. The day we went to Kennedy Space Center, February 12, was the day the Space Shuttle launch was originally scheduled for. When we were there it had been rescheduled for no earlier than February 19, and now its Feb. 27. Guido was still in Houston, so we didn't get to see him either. So, no cool photos of a launch, and no time spent with our friend the astronaut. The shuttle was on the launch pad, and this would have been our view of the launch from the VIP area. The pad is on the right side of the photo.

And with my telephoto lens:

Wouldn't that have been a cool shot?!?

We did get to see the Apollo/Saturn V Center and do the Shuttle Lauch Experience, which is a cool simulator that launched us into space. Both CJ and Katie loved it, and the Grandmas and I thought it was really neat. I can't imagine the excitement felt by those few who do get to ride the Shuttle into space. I would have liked to spend more time there thinking of all the brave men and women who have put us into space and being in the presence of the technological wonders that got us there, but we ran out of time. So, we will watch the launch of the Shuttle Discovery on TV and think of Guido going into space.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - that would have been a great shot of the launch, Lisa. So sorry those darn mechanical problems screwed it all up! Loved your photos of NASA though.