12 Apr 2010, 4:00pm


Three, two, one… liftoff!

Space Shuttle STS-131 liftoff (NASA-TV)

Space Shuttle STS-131 liftoff (NASA-TV)

For a long time, my wife and I have wanted to see the launch of a Space Shuttle.  With the Shuttle program winding-down this year, we realized a couple of months ago that it was do-or-die time, so a little over a week ago, we packed-up our 18-month-old and headed down to Florida to see the April 5th launch, what is likely to be the last nighttime launch of a Space Shuttle.  And wow, am I glad we did.

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