Shuttle Launch

As always, an incredibly moving sight.
There's an electric shock that runs through me the instant those engines ignite. A successful launch of course, and the new billion dollar Canadarm is on its way to the international space station. It's an incredibly diverse crew on this mission — American, Russian, Italian, and Canadian. Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut, will be installing the arm (and making the first Canadian spacewalk).

I've already mentioned the Canadian contribution on this mission. The Italians are installing a habitation module (thank god because NASA was running out of cash; maybe they lost their merchant account ;). It's good for Italy though too because it's sort of a bribe that lets them post more astronauts to the station.

Anyway, if you want to know more about this launch, click here or click here.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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