(One of the shuttle launches we got to see)
(But first, Shirl gave us some blackberries, we were just eating them, but then this BB Pie appeared, a dual effort, I, the filling, Sherry the crust, NOTE: the filling stayed inside, but the crust broke as I removed it from our NEW oven!)
(back to the Shuttle)
I am going to miss the Shuttle. It has been apart of our lives for many years. I am disappointed in our Space Program at present. If you will remember the days of Rocket launches, ended and the space shuttle took over. Many things have been accomplished with the Shuttle. But now that it’s life is over, except for museums, what is next. We don’t seem to have a replacement, or do we?
(Off into the wild blue yonder)
I hate to depend on Russia for our space trips, it just doesn’t seem right for the country that was first on the moon to not have a space vehicle and have to rent space on someone else’s bus.. Can private enterprise really take up the slack? That would be a bright spot.
(The crowd at Manatee Hammock the closest RV park to Canaveral.)
Google has offered $30 million to the first private company on the moon by 2015. some think they can do it.
If I counted right, there are over 30 private companies working at this project. I was surprised to know that one company has already sent 8 private citizens into space some visited the International Space Station. The ticket is a little high, $20 million was the advertised price of Mr. Tito, American Business man. maybe the Private sector will take up the slack. That would be a welcome relief to our tax dollars.
Spacex is very successful with their Dragon craft.
The private launch by spacex.
The separation, much like earlier NASA rocket launches.
They have docked at the International Space station
And coming back is another reminder of the earlier water recoveries by NASA. I can remember the excitement as Ships sped toward a water landing to pull the astronaut from the ‘CAPSULE’.
I am looking forward to some good stuff in space.
(I caught this on TV just after returning to the RV)
Thanks for going with me into space. I will never make it, but I sure would like to. (Sherry says I would go by myself, she ain’t going!)
(yeah I know no one likes to have a picture eating!)
(Sherry and Glenda’s mango’s, yeah from Okeechobee FL.)
"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
BUT to compensate: Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
(No idea what, maybe it was a Jeep?)
We know what this is (The yellow thing).