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An evening pause: The video focuses on a shuttle launch, but I think the words apply to all launches, and especially to those that break new ground.

Excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife
Technology…high, on the leading edge of life

Hat tip Commodude.

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  • Commodude

    I grew up watching shuttle launches, and actually saw one land in person at Kennedy many, many moons ago. That song still gives me the chills, because I remember the national excitement of the shuttle program. One of my high school teachers was the alternate to McAuliffe to go on the Challenger. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when that bird blew.

    Then reality sets in, and like the article below on SLS, I remember that it was a 1960’s concept that didn’t actually fly until the 1980s and sucked the life out of NASA along the way.

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