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    Tuesday, July 26, 2005

    "We Have Lift-off!!!"

    Stardate 4302.9

    July 26th, 2005

    So far so good! T plus 11 minutes... something like 85 miles in the air, fuel tanks all disengaged... all the boards are green!

    17,500 mph. Wow. That's like Mach 23 :P

    It has been over 2 years, and now we have folks back up in Space... a 12 day mission to take supplies to the ISS and it's two crewmembers. Congrats everyone! We can only go forward from here!


    Yeah I have to say that was freaking wicked. I have always seen it after the fact, whether a good launch or a bad. I have never watched live. What a rush. I felt like I should have been playing "Mars the Bringer of War" by Holst, just like when John Glenn was blasting off in "The Right Stuff". But then my office was full of people... :D

    Have to relax now and try to get some work done. YEAH RIGHT! Man, that is some acceleration... 3Gs when they are going up and then eventually, they will be weightless. What an experience that must be. Just the sheer amount of power being expended to push that baby up there is unbelievable...

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