It’s Independence Day, and the shuttle launch is just four days away. I’m really getting excited! I leave first thing Wednesday morning, and I will be in constant motion once my feet hit the ground in Florida. We received our agendas from NASA today. Wow! It’s going to be a very busy, very interesting two… Continue reading Just a Few More Days
In late 2009, I bought tickets for my family to attend the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis (STS-129). A lot of bad things were happening that year, and we never made it to Florida. I was heartbroken, because it really meant a lot to me. A FedEx envelope, containing our vehicle pass and admission… Continue reading Discovery for Christmas
It’s been two weeks since I was notified of my selection for NASA’s STS-135 launch Tweetup. I’ve booked my flight, reserved a rental car, and found a place to stay. I’ve been slowly accumulating the things I’ll need for my trip, including toiletries and camera accessories. Since I’m not an expert photographer, I’ve decided to… Continue reading Planning and Packing
Last weekend, my husband and I were driving home from the commissary with a car full of groceries. As we neared the house, we saw an armored vehicle pull out of the local shopping center and head into a residential area. It looked like the vehicles we’ve seen on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, so we… Continue reading What a busy, crazy, wonderful week
This will be my home for the NASA STS-135 Tweetup scheduled to take place next month (on or around July 8, 2011). It’s been 24 hours since I discovered that I was selected for this event. I’m still in shock. And extremely excited about the launch!