Friday, September 01, 2006

Let's try this launch again!!!

Sept.6 at 12:28:48 pm. EDT. will be the next launch attempt for Space Shuttle Atlantis. Tropical Storm Ernesto did not effect us like we though, but we still took the hurricane percautions. I helped my mom put shutters up in her home since she lives in south florida, and then we had a day off incase the weather became worse. But to me, it was just like any other rainy day in florida. However, with a few afternoon squalls of rain you just wouldn't want to drive through. I think it's a good idea too that the launch is scheduled to be at 12:28 pm because usually the scattered thunderstorms occur later in the afternoon.

Other major news....Lockheed Martin won the contract to build the CEV spacecraft. They won this contract over Northrop Grumman and Boeing. You can read all about it here.

Hope everyone has a great long weekend. My birthday is on Monday (I'll be 25) and I get to enjoy a holiday.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday for Monday :)

It's raining pretty hard here in the north of the UK - but nothing like the weather you get - looking forward to the launch.

mark_smith said...

Happy birthday for monday :)

JMB said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for all the cool info. God Bless

Doctorchris said...

Happy Birhday From New Zealand and may you personnally be in Space by your 35th Birthday!!!
Best wishes
Dr Chris Heron

Anonymous said...

I love birthdays, hope you had a lovely day. Hope the launch goes well too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday.


Anonymous said...

happy belated B-day. I hope you enjoyed your day.