Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Did you see it??????

That was absolutley amazing.. I wish all of you could have been here. You could hear the rumbling in the ground, the buildings feeling the vibration. I wish you could have all seen and heard it all. I will try to upload my video when I get a chance to.....

50 comments:

Ayako said...

I have never seen such a beautiful and amazing launch! Congratulations all of them! I impressed very much! I'm sooooo happy with that. I hope everything is going ok.

Also I envy you very much you watched it such a close! How was it? I'm sure you are having really amazing time right now!

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Nadnerb said...

I think at least once in my life I have to see a space shuttle launch; it sounds spectacular.

todd vodka said...

People are always so quick to condemn obsession. I am happy to witness your lust for experience, and hope you continue to burrow into your dream.

Justin said...

Check out the spaceflightnow mission status center. Looks like a piece of debris fell off during SRB separation.

Jimmer said...

I lived in southern Forida for a short period in 1988. I wanted so bad to go up to the Cape to see the launch but never made it. One day I would like to see you get your dream of being an astornaut and watch the liftoff in Florida.

I love it when someone has a pasion for something. I am still looking for mine.

Miata Nut said...

Launches RULE! The Saturn 1B night launch for Skylab was the best. Saw the first shuttle launch from the Causeway-coolest thing I have ever seen. I LOVE your blog, it lets me get a feel like I am still in Florida. Yahoo News is running a Live Feed from the control room right now. If you find any information on the landing please post it. Rumor had it that it would be at Edwards this time...Time permitting I can make an Edwards landing...

Justin said...

Still, I'm sure nothing would beat a Saturn V launch.

I live in Southern California, so an Edwards landing would be great for me. If they do land at Edwards, you shouldn't have any problem with time. According to NASA, the landing date is August 7, a Sunday.

Agent Abandon said...

I can't wait to see your video and pictures! I so wish I could have been there. I've been watching the launch over and over on MSN Video. You are so lucky. :)

Alex said...

I would have liked to see it myself, a friend did and he said it was very good.

http://r2000.blogspot.com

LAW said...

God Speed, Discovery. What a feeling it must be to leave this Earth.

Jen said...

My photos of the launch are up already if you want to see them. I watched from the Hypergol Maintenance Facility on the roof.

thegamebrain said...

When I lived in Florida there was a launch VERY early in the morning. I was there at something like 4AM, completely dark outside, not exactly pitch black by really dark. When it took off, the entire sky was so lit up it was daylight. Insane. I can try and describe it and it's nothing like being there!

Cindy said...

We all rushed outside to see the launch (here in Orlando). We saw it for a moment, then it went behind the clouds, and stayed there. Ah, well, at least we glimpsed it. It was cool because the sidewalks were lined with people who had stepped out of their offices to see this historic launch.

Here's a really cool picture of the lift-off:
http://tooprettyformath.blogspot.com/2005/07/welcome-back-discovery.html

CharlaX said...

I watched it on the NASA TV+.

LIC said...

that would be so cool

Chad said...

Watched it on CNN way over here in Manila, Philippines. :D I've always DREAMED of being an astronaut, so I share your passion for that dream. Good luck to you! You have a very ardent supporter from this side of the globe.

David N. Scott said...

Neat! I'm sure my only chance would be a private flight, but good luck to you! Space is awesome!

Alex said...

Good pic jen!

http://r2000.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You are soo cool!! and are you the one that won the gold medal in Judo in 2003 at the TXU?? I think I love you!!

llanin said...

1st time in dis blog. nice one.

Miata Nut said...

Justin-
Saturn Fives did rule..they were amazing. The 1B night launch was just so cool also.
Did you make it to Mohave for all the Space Ship One launches...? They rocked- like NASA in the early 70's. You making it to the Shuttle landing if it happens out here in California?
Ain't Damaris's blog the best..!?! I wanna join her fan club, oh wait, I think we all have...

Anonymous said...

I saw it!!! It was awesome

James Bond said...

you are now on my blogroll :)

Jon said...

Nice to have the shuttle back in space!!!

Also, good luck on your quest to become an astonaut.

I remember watching Allen Shephard lift off back in the early 60s. Such a small rocket compared to them now.

When in your judgement do you think that we will explore the moon again, or for that matter "other" planets. Maybe you will be the one that first steps foot on one. Good luck to you!

Smedberg said...

I saw your link at blogger start page... I have to say I admire your dreams! And I did see the launch from tv. So sad that I dont life in USA anymore, other wise I would wanted to go to see the launch on my own eyes.
Ill go to read your post for now on
Keep it real

Teddy Bear said...

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Martha said...

Wow I really wished I could have seen it. The t.v. is about as close as I can get though. Hopefully one day.

Alex said...

The sheer power involved in sending millions of lbs into the air is pretty impressive.

http://r2000.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

The launch was awesome and, as luck would have it, I was home so I got to see it without any interruptions.

BTW great blog. I'll be checking back. Good luck to you.

Warm up in front of a Blog Fire said...

You might want to learn manadrin. At the moment there are three nations that can send a man to space but if NASA insist on maintaining this shuttle program we might be down to just two.

Like Mir the shuttle was a great feat but has aged well beyond it's design life. They should have quit back in the days of buran.

Good luck with your plan. Can't really imagine anything more exciting to dedicate your life to achieving. (why did you ban the those two posts?)

donna said...

i watched the launch online via NASA TV... i missed the feeling of the vibrating ground, booming sound coming through the air, my house windows rattling and seeing the shuttle soar into the sky live from my front porch. after living on Merritt Island for 11 years, i just very recently left. one of the things i will miss about Florida is witnessing the launches. for me, watching/hearing/feeling each launch was as exciting as the first.

best wishes on pursuing your dream.... would be so awesome to go into space. good luck and God speed, Damaris :)

FreeLancer said...

Hey...yeah the launch was great! Thats so cool you got to watch it up close and personal...not from the couch in front of the TV!!!

FreeLancer said...

Damaris,

Hope you suceed in pursuing your dream...God bless you!

S A Meadows said...

Great Pics. A better view than what I had with all the clouds in the way.

There were fighter jets chasing a little plane headed westward away from KSC and I couldn't help but watch them. Have you heard anything more about the pilots of that little plane that was in KSC airspace and if they faced any charges?

I wish you the best in reaching your goals.

brian said...

i was on the beach in st.augustine.and got to see the shuttle shot across the sky,that was cool.

anastacialiveatlast said...

I think the astronuts are amazingly brave. i only saw the launch on tv, i think everyone watching was holding thier breath as the shuttle was launched. i did and i saw it on repeat!!

heres to safe return.

Astrid said...

I did see it, yeah, but only on the telly! You were there? Again, all very awesome!!!

dakotablueeyes said...

Yes I watched and so did my kids. They now want to see it land when they finish their mission. Just saw on the news where there may be a danger when it comes back and even if they try to fix it. I certainly hope not.

Mary (aka Mama) said...

I admire your ambition.

Leon said...

I feel envy of you seen the shutle launch but especialy for the pasion and desire you have for achieving your dream I'm sure you will. I'm still trying to find mine.

good luck

Leon said...

Its hard to believe after the long delay the same problem had accured. Wish all the luck they land safe.

Prahalathan said...
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Prahalathan said...

for a $100 million bucks we could go to the moon http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/10/news/funny/moontrip/ But i go there often.... for free anybody care to join?

Anonymous said...

Damaris, you're so lucky!

a mutalib said...

Damaris, you are on the right track!
Keep going and nice to be your friend...

abdul_mutalib1312@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the computers onboard the shuttle use Linux Operating System.
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http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com

allison WONDERland said...

It was amazing, plus I was a little excited because there was going to be a launch on my birthday of all days!! How much better of a b-day gift can you get. :)

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