it's not a flower, a night shuttle launch is still a beautiful sight
in the garden!
This is the shuttle Atlantis as seen from
my garden. Having grown up on the Space Coast, I have always been able
to stand outside to watch launches. I saw the first manned flights, when
we would watch for - and be able to see - the stage separations of the
family went to Iowa one time to visit relatives. There was a shuttle
launch while they were there, and everyone sat around the television
watching the launch. The countdown went fine, the engines ignited and
As the shuttle lifted off the pad, our
Iowa relatives looked on in surprise as my youngest brother jumped up
and ran outside as quick as he could to watch the rest of the launch
from the yard.
He felt very foolish when he realized
he couldn't quite see the launch from Iowa.
We still tease him about that day, but
I've actually caught myself about to do the same thing!
11/14/08 - One of the last night launches of the space
shuttle era, this launch of the Endeavor was a beautiful thing! I
went into the street out front to watch this one.
The rumble and sound
didn't reach me until the spot of light was almost completely out