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Blast Off! June 1, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.

Launch Scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2011, at 11:40 a.m. ET
Launch time and date subject to change.

Witness Commander Chris Ferguson and the four-member crew of STS-135 launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis on the final space shuttle mission.


1. Rosa - June 1, 2011

When I saw in my feed that tickets were available I was stunned!!! For a second, I thought this was a sci-fi movie and they were selling tickets to Ride the shuttle!

nrhatch - June 1, 2011

Maybe that’s how they’ll begin to pay for the space program . . . by offering rides to the highest bidders.

2. kateshrewsday - June 1, 2011

One can dream, Nancy….

nrhatch - June 1, 2011

BFF is no longer interested in flying commerically . . . but blasting off into outer space appeals to him.

Fortunately, it’s not in our budget. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Booksphotographsandartwork - June 1, 2011

Same with my husband. The one time it pays to be poor.

nrhatch - June 2, 2011


3. adeeyoyo - June 1, 2011

I would love to see it take off!

nrhatch - June 1, 2011

My brother in law went to the last launch of Discovery. He had to get there about 10 hours ahead of time. Lots of standing around for a few moments of visual interest, but he’s glad he went. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. nancycurteman - June 1, 2011

Hey Nance, Did you consider registering?

nrhatch - June 1, 2011

We talked about it for Endeavor, but decided against trying to get tickets due to the timing. I need to ask BFF if he wants to try for Atlantis.

If we aren’t there, we’ll definitely watch the launch on TV and then run outside to view the plume.

5. Booksphotographsandartwork - June 1, 2011

I think for me it’s too far too drive and too much standing around in too much heat. But thanks for letting us all know just in case. I wonder if there will be a larger crowd than usual.

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

I agree, Linda. I would go if I could wait in an air condioned box . . . with delicious food to munch on while waiting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Cindy - June 2, 2011

What a thing to witness!

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

Very spectacular . . . even on TV. The thrust is incredible as it lifts off the pad.

7. Tilly Bud - June 2, 2011

I wish I lived nearby. You should go, for all of us who can’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

I have a list of nearby viewing areas. If the weather is nice, we may hang out at one of those for a few hours before launch.

Tilly Bud - June 2, 2011

Please do, and blog about it. Pretty please ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

If we go, I will take photos and blog about it . . . although I doubt that my photos will hold a candle to the photo above. ๐Ÿ˜€

8. eof737 - June 2, 2011

That would be a fun outing! I am touched by the fact that the countdown is upon us… Seems like only yesterday… ๐Ÿ˜‰

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

It’s a bit sad that it’s the LAST one.

9. William D'Andrea - June 2, 2011

Unless round trip airfare from New York, and hotel accommadations are included, I’ll just have to watch it all on TV. That’s all I can afford. Thank you anyway.

nrhatch - June 2, 2011

You’re welcome, William. I didn’t know if anyone would register for tickets, but thought I would toss it out there “just in case.”

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