The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Scrubbed... again.

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Thanks to Dot and Tom, never forgotten founders of this great event. Come on, come fly with us!

Thanks to hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Monday, scrubbed – mechanical (gas leaks). Tuesday, scrubbed – electrical. Wednesday, scrubbed – residual electrical. Thursday, scrubbed – wet weather. Friday, most likely scrubbed – windy weather. Saturday… I can’t go!!! Sunday – window closes… So, then, I pull up my Yahoo! to check messages and you may or may not know, but the sign on screen usually has some big image, usually of some interesting geeky person. This time, with the people at Yahoo! no doubt, mocking me, this was their welcome screen:How rude! In all honesty, when the Wednesday launch (which was our 2nd best opportunity to experience it) was scrubbed, I knew that today’s weather would be a barrier, and even after NASA’s lengthy meeting yesterday, I knew that weather would prevent a launch today. Space shuttle Discovery stands on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday morning. Photo Credit: NASA TV <br />One, they have 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms… Two, the clouds are there regardless. There’s no way they would launch that thing in those conditions. Problem is, it’s a cold front working its way in. That means on the other side of this much needed rain, we will see crisp, beautiful, blue skies… and wind. Wind played a role in the Challenger disaster (Beginning at about T+37, the shuttle experienced a series of wind shear events over the next 27 seconds that were the strongest recorded to date in the shuttle program. ~Wikipedia)… so they will not launch on Friday. 70% chance of a go, per this article, but NASA puts it at 60% - link. I just want to see a launch up close, is that so wrong???

Let us remember to pray for Haiti, as yet another natural disaster threatens to steal lives in that depressed country, as the potential Hurricane Tomas makes his way toward them. Earthquake, Cholera, now potential mudslide inducing rain... with Tomas. God be with them...



  1. I hope you get to see the launch up close. What a cool sight that must be. Love the cows and sky shots, very nice!

  2. Great shot of the cows. I would love to see the last launch. We got to see quite a few when living in Orlando n Daytona Beach Fl. The night launches are breathtaking!

  3. Interesting shot of the cows! Given how many cows there must be in the world, I am surprised we see so few of them! And your angle is unique, too!


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