Did you know you can watch the space shuttle take off from Vero Beach?
So we just missed it last Friday.
“Hey, I wonder why all those people are gathered on the beach?”
We sure felt stupid.
Speaking of stupid, how about this shuttle mission? The insulating blanket seems to have been improperly buckled down or strapped on before launch, so part of it peeled back. They’re going to send an astronaut out to fix it with a surgical stapler. If that doesn’t work, they’ll try sewing it up with needle and thread. No, I’m not making this up.
And now comes news that the International Space Station is experiencing a computer failure so massive they may have to scuttle the whole thing, though they’re saying that’s an unlikely worst-case scenario.
I keep thinking: If this is the measure of our technological accomplishment, how can we expect decent flood control?