Saturday, 9 July 2011

The launch of Atlantis - final Shuttle mission

I couldn't resist this. We sat in front of the telly yesterday - Charlie, Sally and Eloise (though she was far too young to take an interest) and watched a piece of history. It was a strangely moving moment, one that took me back to the seventies and being woken up by my mum and dad to see an Apollo launch, a splashdown, or - amazingly - a lunar landing. My early childhood seemed to be regularly punctuated by another moon landing and I was convinced I could see them when I looked out at the moon at night. I wonder if Charlie will remember the last Shuttle launch, or what future space missions there might be for him to tell his own children about...