Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 12: Preparing for Launch

Today, was a rest day. I slept in and ran a few errands. Hit up Walmart for some camping supplies, Kinko's for some more website/trip cards (I had some made before I left, but ran out), the post office and some food at Dixie Crossroads. Jason's Aunt said it's where all the tourists want to go, and in fact, as we were leaving, the line was 1.5 hrs to get in. I had a plate of rock shrimp (like little lobsters) and some key lime pie. Very good.

Tomorrow is the launch. I am going to be in the VIP section, watching with the astronaut families, politicians and celebrities. Don't ask me how I managed that, I won't tell you. Jason and I get up at 3AM EST time to head over there. I board a bus at 4:30AM to the KSC and the launch is set at 7:17AM EST. I've got my HD camera and SLR ready, with a rigged up mount so I can work them both at the same time. Got the good mic and plan to have some time to practice before the launch. I really hope it doesn't get scrubbed. At least, not for too long.

I'll probably tour the KSC complex and do all the IMAX stuff after the launch.

I am so excited I can't sleep. :)


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