Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Of Exploding Spaceships and UFOs

Finally, after the "fire on the shuttle" - which turned out to be not fire, not even smoke but a mere smell and on the ISS not the shuttle - and after the "UFO's flying by the shuttle" - which turned out to be debris like everyone said it was in the first place - the Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to land at KSC tomorrow morning at 6:21 a.m. EDT. Weather conditions today (cross-winds at the SLF) were the cause for a wave-off, but it gave the crew extra time to do yet another inspection of the heat shield making everyone on Earth and in space feel all comfy cozy about tomorrow's receipt of the "brick with wings."

Not sure why there's such a need to jinx and curse Atlantis. The launch was beautiful, the mission has gone extremely well, and the landing looks to be a good one. But we are approaching sweeps on TV, aren't we? NASA PAO must having a great week.

Check for the UNsensational news, photos and video on Florida Today's Spaceblog if you can't get to the SLF yourself.


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