Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off about 30 minutes ago, "paving the way for future missions beyond."
All the more moving because the launch signals the rebirth of the Shuttle program, and the diligent work of our best and brightest.
Currently traveling at a speed of 4,000 miles per hour, its external tank separation complete, the Shuttle Discovery enters its initial orbit, well on it's way to Thursday's hook up with the International Space Station.
This Fourth of July launch is spectacular, and every bit as exciting as those Apollo missions I remember as a kid.
Only thing missing? A nice cool glass of Tang.
God, I love being an American.
What do you love about being American?
Encore! Italia, Italia Uber Alles! Well, hopefully. Canna and the boys just took to the pitch against Germany in the Semifinals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.