Sunday, May 15, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Date: May 16
Mission: STS-134
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 8:56 a.m. EDT
STS-134 Description: Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

I'm leaving the house at 3:45am with 4 others in my car and we are headed to Cape Canaveral to watch the second to last shuttle launch.

All the years I've lived in Florida, I've never had a big desire to go just because I didn't want to be a part of the crowd or stuck in traffic getting out, but this time it's different. A friend of ours has an in with law enforcement so we will be guests of the Volusia Sheriff Dept and we will be escorted to a special location close to the launch site. It's pretty exciting!

Here it is, barely 8pm and I have to go to bed.

Nighty night folks!
This beauty needs her sleep :)

Let's hope the shuttle goes up and that I can get some photos.



jb said...

OMG! You know I am just greeeeeeen with envy!
Have a blast (pun intended)

Rebecca said...

I have friends of family who live in Bradenton...which is a few hours from where they launch. They say that it feels like an earthquake and stuff when it happens.....

I bet you will get some amazing photos. I can't wait to see them. Have fun and ....bring your ultra zoom lens!

42N said...

Get some great photos of the launch and people watching it! GO USA!

Ann in the UP said...

How exciting! Have fun!!!

mub said...

This is way cool! I do hope you get some good shots =D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds wonderful, enjoy!

lisleman said...

I've been there but never for any launch. That would be very cool. I remember the excitement of seeing the shuttle land/take-off when it was still strapped on the back of a specially equipped 747. It came to an airshow at the Air Force base I was stationed at.