(I will admit the novelty of those moonwalks wore off after a while. I remember being ticked off that my Saturday morning cartoons were cancelled for hours of astronaut coverage. ;) (This was not a multichannel/PVR universe then either.) Still, I've always thought that if I'd known that last moon visit WAS the last one, I might have paid more attention....)
Dh, for his part, was a huge NASA geek growing up, and was the founder and president of his junior high rocket club. :)
So we were both glued to the television set on Saturday when the Space X rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, headed for the International Space Station -- the first American rocket to take off from American soil with American astronauts in 10 years. I will admit to feeling a few chills, and even a few tears in my eyes. And being awestruck, watching the REUSABLE booster rocket return to earth just a few minutes later, and lower itself neatly onto a landing pad aboard a ship!! Mindboggling!!
However -- I couldn't resist posting on Facebook:
(Perhaps you have to be a Canadian -- and perhaps a Canadian of a certain age -- to appreciate the reference?)(I just got a shock when I realized this is going back FORTY YEARS now!!)
I checked on Twitter, and I wasn't the only one...! ;)
Beauty, eh? ;)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.