Space Shuttle

30 years ago, I took a battery-operated radio along on an 8th grade camping trip so I could listen with excitement to the first space shuttle launch.  Today I watched the last one on streaming video, sadness mixed in with the thrill.   And once, 12 years ago, I witnessed a nighttime space shuttle launch in person.   The experience was so extraordinary that I had to write it all down.    Here is the story:  Sunrise  [html]