Friday, April 29, 2011

Launch scrubbed today...

due to a technical glitch in the auxiliary power unit.  We're waiting for the NASA news conference to see when the launch may be rescheduled.  Regardless, we're heading out on a fossil hunting expedition tomorrow.

UPDATED:  Sure, we're a bit disappointed, but it was still a terrific day at Kennedy Space Center.  First, we enjoyed a brunch with former astronaut Fred Gregory, whose philosophy of life is to "make a contribution but have fun."  Here he's describing some of his experiences flying three missions on the space shuttle (click to enlarge):
Then around noon we entered the space shuttle simulator that tilted to near vertical, shook vigorously and roared loudly,  giving us an experience from ignition to entering orbit.  Extremely well done physical sensations and very exciting!

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