Flintstone Stargazing

February 7, 2010

Scrubbed

Filed under: Clouds — Tags: , — Ed @ 4:23 pm
Endeavour at T-4 hours - 2/7/10
Endeavour at T-4 hours

I took the family down to Titusville, Florida last night to watch the last night launch of the Space Shuttle program. We arrived around 11:30 and found the town very full. We found a parking spot (for $20) close to Launch View Park and settled in for the evening. Unfortunately, with 10 minutes until launch (at 4:39am) the launch was scrubbed because of whether, particularly clouds. It was frustrating, to say the least, but it was neat to be there and the anticipation was fun. What wasn’t fun was sleeping (or trying to sleep) in the van with my wife and four oldest boys. I love my Sienna, but the driver’s seat is not a good place to sleep. Of course, that’s probably a good thing most of the time… Anyway, I doubt if we’re going to make the 2 hour drive (we’re staying near St. Augustine) again tonight for the 4:14am launch, but I will be getting up and going to the beach to see if I can see it. I’ll have my still and video cameras and believe I should be able to see it if it does launch. If the launch is delayed further, we may think about going down again, but I doubt if we’d sleep in the van the next time. 🙂 I’ll try to post some pictures (I don’t have many) later.

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