The Seventh McNugget

We all can't be one of the Six.

09 August 2005

"Houston, This Is Discovery. We Have Stopped."

Wow. Just watched the live NASA TV broadcast of the Discovery's approach and landing.

Unreal.

The brainpower it takes to navigate a ship from space, through the atmosphere, and onto a 100-foot wide strip of pavement in the middle of the night.... while traveling at 15,000 MPH... is simply amazing. Way beyond the scope of what I can do. Those NASA people are something else.

Very cool to watch.

3 Comments:

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Larakin said...

Man I have been watching it live since launch and I can t believe I missed the landing! that would have been sweet.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger The K Man said...

Yeah... but it was around 8:00 AM eastern time... so that's what? 6 or 5 your time? Are you mountain or pacific?

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Larakin said...

Yea Im in Mountain time so touchdown was at 6:11.. I would have been pretty grumpy if I had to get up that early!

 

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