What we did on vacation

June 13, 2007

We spent a lot of time for these three minutes, getting to and from the viewing area. It was worth it.


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Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to What we did on vacation

  1. WOW!!! That was so cool!!!!! It was great to hear all the cheering and awe of the people around you. What was happening at the very end when something tailed off and went all zig zaggy?
    Thanks for sharing that, I truly enjoyed it. I want to do that someday!!!!!

  2. Helen, at the end you see the separation of the two solid rocket boosters.
    I was a space nut as a kid, so seeing a launch in person was a fulfilling experience for me.

  3. Awesome! Great job on the filming Jon. I know from experience how tricky that can be. Having only seen a shuttle landing out at Edwards AFB I can only imagine how incredible a launch must be, especially when compared to all of the amateur rocketry (as opposed to model rocketry 😉 I’ve seen. Being a fellow space-nut I am definitely jealous 😉

  4. Thanks, Randall. Too bad I didn’t have my tripod, but I wasn’t about to lug it to Florida and back.

  5. Absolutely outstanding. That must have been tremendous for the family.

  6. Ha-haa, good to see you still slum around this blog, Will.

  7. That’s better than fireworks!

  8. It was, Liz! I was bracing for it to be much louder than it actually was. What surprised me was how bright it was — like a miniature sun — and that just doesn’t come through on video.