Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: AdamKilgoreWP and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS

Video: Endeavour Launch


I would like to tell you that this is the sight I saw last night, sitting huddled on the balcony. The Kennedy Space Center is, after all, all of perhaps three or four miles from my hotel. I had seen the shuttle launch once before, when I was covering a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, which is nearly 75 miles to the north. That day, you could clearly see the shuttle streak through the sky.

So even though I'm more of a baseball guy than a space guy, I dutifully set my alarm last night for 2:20 a.m. -- giving me eight minutes to stumble out to the balcony. The alarm went off, I shut it down -- and I went back to sleep. I woke up at 2:48, ran to the window, saw tons of traffic heading south on Route A1A. I missed it.

Nationals at Braves tonight. John Patterson back in a Grapefruit League game. That's all for now.

(Video for this entry is from AP via Jonathan Forsythe. The tragic tale of a shuttle missed is from Barry Svrluga.)

Also: I wrote about the process of being cut in today's paper, and had a notebook with all kinds of goodies.

By Jonathan Forsythe  |  March 11, 2008; 8:03 AM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Endeavour: Launch hours away
Next: Shawn Hill: Opener unlikely

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company