In case you were asleep, STS-131 launched this morning from Kennedy Space Center in a pre-dawn liftoff at 6:21 AM EST just minutes after the International Space Station (visible to the eye in the sky) passed overhead. It was a site to behold.
My girlfriend and I were invited guests to the NASA shuttle launch. We had the pleasure, along with thousands of others including moon walker, Neil Armstrong, of witnessing the majestic beauty of the shuttle leave the launch pad this morning.
It is a picture worth a thousand words.
I leave the image to you with one of my favorite quotes:
ONCE YOU HAVE TASTED FLIGHT, YOU WILL FOREVER WALK THE EARTH WITH YOUR EYES TURNED SKYWARD, FOR THERE YOU HAVE BEEN AND THERE – YOU WILL ALWAYS LONG TO RETURN
…………………….. Leonardo da Vinci
If you are up early enough tomorrow (6:24 EST) and looking to the SW you may just get a glimpse of the shuttle attempting to catch up to the space station.
Many thanks to Sandra, Patsy and Tammy for the wonderful NASA hospitality.
Best regards …….