Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Maiden Voyage

The Air Shuttle Discovery returned safely to Earth. I suppose now is a good time to shoot myself into cyberspace.

I'm 42 years old and still a sucker for NASA. Watching the space ship/plane/thing pop through the earth's atmosphere and land safely in California blew my mind. Guess I drank too much Tang as a kid.

I dragged my seven year old son Ben out of bed to witness the grand finale of this outerspace odyssey. He looked on as if he was watching a Delta 747 coming in from Orlando - interested, mildly curious and fully confident that the landing would be perfectly executed. He probably assumes that R2D2 was overseeing NASA's master control room.

Astronauts and surfers are cool.

11 comments:

xcavedog said...

I look forward to hearing your thoughts regarding other NASA missions.

- Capt. Vorang Gomundo of the Klingflot Vortex

Von Krankipantzen said...

The blase attitudes of the young... I was very relieved to see the ol' ship land safely. Good to see your blog up and running.

greenpointer said...

Astronauts are definately cool. I too, was captivated to watch the landing and ended up late for work!

As a kid in the 70's I dreamt of being an astronaut, well that and riding my bicycle across the entirety of Great Wall in China.

Now I am just a New Yorker raising money for interesting causes. Though I have been recently spotted at the Asimov lecture series at the Museum of Natural History.

To infinity...and beyond!

xcavedog said...

I hope that NASA's recent scientific successes don't cause some to question the validity of Intelligent Design.

-Capt. Vorang Gomundo of the Klingflot Vortex

Satan's Helper said...

Let's hear it for the Moon Goddess and her intergalactic journey into blogspace....Finally, I get to read some of the friggin' wench's writings. GEEZ. What does a guy have to do to read Elleni's stories? Live through a frigging Islamic revolution? Oh wait..did that! Seriously, this is AWESOME..
Here are some other things that are cool:
DIANE LANE
DIANE LANE
DIANE LANE
DIANE LANE
A LITTLE ROMANCE
STREETS OF FIRE
LADY BEWARE
UNFAITHFUL
A WALK ON THE MOON (totally ties in with the whole Space Shuttle Thing!)
MY DOG SKIP (DIANE LANE, KEVIN BACON AND A LITTLE CUTE TERRIER..It's like all my finest dreams come true)
MY NEW GUN..(DIANE LANE IN FINE INDIE MODE)

NON DIANE LANE-RElATED COOL THINGS
FIREMEN
COPS
GEORGE MICHAEL (PRE-RESTROOM BUST)
CATHERINE DENEUVE AND SUSAN SARANDON GETTING ALL SISTERLY In THE HUNGER
THE NEW CURIOUS GEORGE MOVIE (Release date: Feb. 2006)
THe new Wallace and Gromit movie: release date; October 2005)
The NEXT DIANE LANE MOVIE (Coming this fall)
Strawberry Muffin dipped in chocolate
ELLEN's SUGAR WALLS

WOO HOOO/..

east village idiot said...

Capt. Vorang - your tone sounds vaguely familiar...didn't we sit next to each other at the star academy?

Kranki - how kind you are to stop by my blog. It's like getting a house warming gift.

greenpointer - I did hear about your presence a the Asimov Lectures. You were the one wearing solar energy hot pants!

Vorang - I wouldn't worry about NASA compromising the theory of Intelligent Design. I believe that the Shuttle Discovery has a bumper afixed to the back indicating that "Jesus is MY Homeboy!"

Satan's Helper...indeed. Your obsession with Diane Lane is almost as pathetic as my obsession with Christian Bale. Maybe they'll be in a movie together and we can look on and spontaneously combust! Sadly at 42 - my sugar walls have become Splenda walls. thanks anyway sweety!

I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Love your blog, EVI! (And our blogs "match".)

Reading your entry I realized how, in some ways, we pay little attention to the shuttles/space program when all is well...although I was with family in the DC-area when it took off this time and we waited around to watch it go. I missed the landing because it was put off a few times; I didn't know until it was over that it was down and safe.

AND...I thought about how (on my birthday, which I thought was why they picked the date) in 1969 they walked on the moon. Now, we take space travel so for granted.

But astronauts ARE COOL.

Thanks, Hh

Leelee said...

Space, the final frontier. Final because one day in our golden years we may all live there in assisted living pods thanks to the efforts of today’s shuttle crew. Fear not, it will be a blast. Remember to watch the sky for the meteor shower Aug 12-13 near dawn and Mars in it closet position to earth in 5000 years culminating Aug 27.

PS if ER is blogging can the end of earth as we know it be far? ;)

PPS I'm still laughing at "splenda walls"

Leelee said...

PPPS

then again if I'm posting to a blog, then the end of earth as we know it is Monday the 15th, plan accordingly and have a nice day

east village idiot said...

Hh - I loved that you thought they picked your birthday to walk on the moon....in a sense they did! Space is a big wonder world - how did we ever stop being in awe of it? Your blog is way cool!

Lee Lee - why do I feel you are the blog name for Barbarella? I usually have an anxiety attack right before dawn so that should set me up nicely for the meteor shower viewing on my apartment roof. I'm not sure if the chances are higher that I'll get mugged or hit by a meteor at that time.

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