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]
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