Tommy hopped out of bed early to watch more than an hour of early coverage. Noah had to be kicked off the PS2 and told to go watch the last 15 minutes of preparations. Sarah grumbled at my request but finally went to watch just the last 5 minutes. Amy was confused to see everyone sitting on the couch instead of scattered all over the house as they usually are in the mornings. Evan became annoyed with his hiccups. Sarah picked up Evan and whispered in his ear about what was happening on the television. Noah excitedly counted down and bounced on the couch. Amy started chanting, "Watch Dora! Dora, Dora, Dora – A rocket! Look at the rocket!" Tommy stared as he rocked and mumbled about previous flights. Uninvited tears escaped from my misty eyes.

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  1. It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

    I saw Discovery on the launch pad once about 16 years ago, when it was preparing to make the first post-Challenger launch. Our Florida vacation missed the launch window by about a week or we might’ve been able to watch it..

  2. we watched it yesterday too. I was always obsessed with the space shuttle lift offs as a child. It still holds my attention and captures my imagination when i am able to watch it.

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