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Ready for Lift-off

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 8:11 pm CET

We’re ready for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is now scheduled for Wednesday morning at 5:40am. We spent today at Kennedy Space Center and had a great time. It was one of the bus drivers who told us this afternoon that they just decided to give the shuttle another try on Wednesday. The Atlas 5 rocket with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been pushed back to Thursday.

Our new arrival time at KSC, which is the absolute latest that we are allowed to be there, is 12:30am! We asked at Guest Services how long we should allow for driving from Orlando and she informed us 4 hours as roads will be packed with people coming to see the launch, even that early in the morning! OMG, so we’ll be leaving our hotel some time around 8:30 in the evening!

Space Shuttle Explorer
Me in front of Space Shuttle Explorer, a full-scale replica of an orbiter at KSC


Jun 17, 2009
4:11 am
#1 Elle wrote:

Sorry for the double posts, but I’m hoping you get to read this!

This may be completely uncalled for, but is there any chance you are unable to make the new launch date July 11 and looking to sell your tickets?
NASA was kind enough to delay the launch to the middle of our vacation!
If you want you can contact me via futurecm at hotmail dot com.
PS: I just noticed you have Dutch roots. Dan ben ik één van je zuiderburen die momenteel in Delft (oa over raketten!) studeert ;).

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