SpaceX

P1160309Dear Furiends,

Out of respect for Mr. M, I was up super early and at 0942 GMT (5:42 a.m. EDT, which is MY time) SpaceX FINALLY launched a Falcon 9 Rocket…. I put finally in capitols because this launch was delayed on  June 6th, June 9th AND June 28th…. My patience was nearly worn to a frazzle.

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From my yard.
In case anyone is interested, this mission used a previously-flown first stage booster and a reused Dragon capsule. It lit up the early-morning Florida sky as it launched toward the International Space Station on a delivery mission. The Dragon will arrive at the space station early Monday (July 2).
Purrseidon >^.^<

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  1. That is very cool. I guess you live close to Cape Canaveral. I saw a Shuttle launch from my father-in-law’s house in Micco several years ago and another back in the 90s from across the state in Clearwater. I was amazed that I could see it from so far away.

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    1. I bet so, too! He so loved watching rockets soar into the sky – purrticularly when it was dark. I am trying to make a point of monitoring these because it makes me feel closer to him. >^.^<

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  2. As awful as it is to have the mission scrubbed and have to wait over and over, it’s much better to do that and be sure you have an excellent launch day than to get in a hurry and end up with the rocket not making it where it was going, or worse.

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    1. Oh, meowser, yes it is! I’ll never forget the day Mr. M came indoors looking dazed and said that he thought he’d witnessed the rocket blow up…. We quickly turned on the news and he was correct (he usually was). >^.^<

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    1. That picture was actually taken over a year ago when Mr. M was teaching Master Munchkin about rockets and we were both helping him build those. I don’t know if you know this, but aside from us working as writer-muses, we also home-school the munchkins because we weren’t impressed with the direction the main-stream education system was taking. >^.^<

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      1. I did remember that … and I agree with your assessment of the educational system. I have a friend down there and for the last month of school (after taking the standardized test), they watched movies and did fun stuff. WHAT?!? There’s a place for that certainly, but there’s an opportunity cost there. The state is paying for kids to learn … and they are not.

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      2. Worse, when they play on teams, everyone gets a trophy, so there is no incentive to do one’s best…. In this cat’s opinion, that is not a very wise thing to teach. While everyone is unique, each of us should still strive to do our best and get rewarded with pride, if nothing else, for a job well done. Even in the summer, I still keep my munchkins working on improving skills, reading and they get rewarded with field trips. >^.^<

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