Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Talk about sleeping fast. We got to bed about 4:30 this morning. I got up about 8:30. Right now we are on the road heading to the launch. Our plan for today was to get on the road and head to our meeting spot. We have to meet at 3:30 to head over to Kennedy Space Center. We left at 11:00 and are already into huge traffic. We were told last night that they are expecting 14,000 people at Kennedy Space Center for the launch. Of those, only 500 got to go to the night viewing. Also, the 14,000 does not count all the people that will be watching the launch from all over Florida. I can only imagine what it is like along the beach, or anywhere within a hundred miles. I would guess that businesses just shut down around here at 6:30 so that everyone can step outside and watch the launch.

Weather is still good and NASA TV is saying that there are no technical problems. Keep your fingers crossed. It will launch at 5:36 Kansas City time


Bill Hofstetter said...

Your new father-in-law is very impressed. I am glad you are having such a great time. How are you going to top all the exciting things you have done this summer?

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is that you are obviously in heaven. I'm in school. Looks like a lot of fun, and Liberty misses you. Laters, James

Anonymous said...

I got the privilege to see a launch in Orlando when our family visited DisneyWorld. What an experience that was, even though it wasn't that close. It was so amazing to feel like you are a part of that! I can't imagine what it would be like so close. Enjoy this wonderful moment!