Space Shuttle Atlantis headed off to service the Hubble telescope this afternoon. The afternoon launch while not as spectacular as a night lunch is still beautiful to see. It takes about 45 seconds from liftoff till it is visible here in St. Petersburg. It was exiting to see a crowd gather at the top of The Pier to watch the launch. (Is there a way to turn this from purely spectator into more of a participatory time?) Only a few more times, six maybe, will a Space Shuttle lift off from Cape Canaveral with June 2, 2009 being the next scheduled launch. So anyone interested in going to watch please let me know and lets make a road trip!
May 11, 2009 By Leave a Comment