Saturday, November 15, 2008


STS-126 successfully launched last night. I love night launches, and it was an especially cool launch because the moon was full and provided a beautiful backdrop to the launch.

This morning "Shelter" by Javier Flood (?) woke up the crew of Endeavour.

One of the really cool things about this mission is that Dr. Sandy Magnus is onboard. Dr. Magnus is from Belleville, IL, which is not too far from where I live. Dr. Magnus will be staying onboard the International Space Station until February, when STS-119 is scheduled to bring her back. The crew of STS-119 includes two astronauts who are former teachers, Ricky Arnold and Joe Acaba. I'm so excited to see that they will be going to space on the shuttle.

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