In which I get a little sentimental about space shuttle Discovery.
Launch day of STS-133, February 24, 2011. Photo by me.
0 Days to Launch!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already, but the calendar doesn’t lie: one year ago today, I was standing at the Kennedy Space Center press site, part of the STS-133 NASA Tweetup crowd, waiting to see if Discovery would launch.
It was a beautiful, clear day, and I was surrounded by wonderful people, many dear friends.
We listened to astronauts, watched as a mobile version of Astro Robonaut ran around the lawn (he mutated since we first saw him; I wonder what he’s been eating?), ate Ultimate Party Meatballs (courtesy of @TheSuss, and #BetaHouse), and milled around, soaking up the space ambiance….
And then the most wonderful thing happened.
Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery - February 24, 2011