Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Go Endeavour!

The wonders of the internet and of international time zones just allowed me to watch the nighttime liftoff of Endeavour on its STS-123 mission to the ISS. It was about 2:28 am in Florida but a friendlier 7:28 am here in Paris where I had just gotten out of my shower. My RealPlayer video feed was decidedly low-res but OK, though I couldn't capture a screen shot from the video overlay. So here is the mission patch which depicts the delivery of the first section of Japanese Kibo science module which is the main task for this mission.

I just watched the external tank separation so Endeavour has made it to orbit. A great launch!

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