February 8th, 2010


Space shuttles (NASA launch and CSI: Miami)

I didn't see the shuttle launch this morning because it was at 4:14 (ET),
and I'd have to have stayed up real late or gotten up real early.  (It would have been spectacular seeing it from the backyard.)  I watched it on the replays this afternoon though, and I watched the tank separate and float above the clouds and then over some mountains, I think--possibly South America (Peru at one point).  The camera tracked it for a long time; it must have been paralleling the shuttle... Fascinating.

Tonight (Monday) on CSI: Miami at ten (ET) is a new episode in which they have to investigate a death on a private shuttle in weightless conditions.