Mid-Life Ramblings; Sanity Optional

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

I am so proud!

My brother is currently in east central Florida covering the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. He's been covering the launch for his paper because the redesigned external tank was built at the Michoud plant in New Orleans.

He's having a blast out there - even got to experience some of hurricane Dennis on Saturday and Sunday. He's been to briefings and tomorrow will watch the launch from the Lockheed-Martin roof viewing area on the Air Force base near Kennedy Space Center.

You can check out his latest article here. There will be more to come tomorrow.

The launch is at 1:51 pm EDT tomorrow. This launch is historical as it is the first since the Columbia disaster several years ago. You can bet that I'll be watching. :-)


  • At 12:39 PM, Anonymous AngryBlackBitch said…

    Now that's exciting! He gets to hang out with Matt Lauer! Better yet, Matt Lauer gets to hang out with him...

    Congrats to all!

  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger BarefootCajun said…

    Mmmmmmm...Matt Lauer.

    Uh hmm. Sorry. Just got fixated on Matt for a second. :-D

    The mission got scrapped because of a problem with the fuel tank, of all things. K called me on his was from Cape Canaveral back to Kennedy to attend the press conference. It's bad for the mission and the Michoud folks but a great story for K. ;-)

    I missed the press conference on NASA TV. I bet K got to ask some questions. :-)

  • At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Stephanie said…

    How splendid! What a small world we live in when Chris's best friend, Scott (from wedding)works at Michoud and on mentioned tanks.


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