Aug 9, 2007- Full time shuttle worker, part-time hero

Pretty launch today– thanks to everyone for the kind words. We all appreciate your support.
So, went to the SLF (shuttle landing facility) and checked out our vehicle, PURGE 1

We lined up at the approach end of runway 15, which put us about 7 miles from the pad– not the best viewing, but we weren’t there to watch the launch. The convoy lined up and waited for the big moment,

and we got to relax a bit,

until launch time at 1836 hr!

Then, on the way home tonight, I came across a woman from New Mexico and her sister stranded at the side of the road with her kids– they came to see the launch from Orlando. They had been on SR528 for 45 minutes with a flat tire. I stopped and changed the tire for them so they could continue on their way. Just another launch day!


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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2 Responses to Aug 9, 2007- Full time shuttle worker, part-time hero

  1. excellent issues altogether, you just won emblem reader. What could you suggest about your put up that you made some days ago? Any sure?

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