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]
First Time Visitor?This site addresses various aspects of science, with a current focus on particle physics. I aim to serve the public, including those with no background knowledge of physics. If you're not yourself an expert, you might want to click on "New? Start Here" or "About" to get started. If you'd like to watch my hour-long public lecture about the Higgs particle, try ``Movie Clips''.
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