Jul
12
2005

We just keep moving right along

I thought they wouldn’t extend the optical bench for another week, but they did it today! The spacecraft mechanical engineers said it was “perfect.” But of course! Juli also sent up a few commands to me to turn on some of my electronics. I heard it loud and clear. So I’m ready whenever they are… Continue reading »

Jul
11
2005

Launch

There I am, on my way! The launch photos are awesome. But you know what’s even cooler? You can watch the launch in a QuickTime video (about 1.8MB)! The video is really cool — you get to see what it looks like from the ground, the sky, and even a special view from the rocket.… Continue reading »

Jul
10
2005

WHEE!!

Up, up, and away! I got off the ground at 12:30 PM JST… and I’m on my way into orbit. I’m too excited to be scared. This is unbelievably cool. The weather at the end of the week was really ugly, and everyone was worried that there would be more delays. But it didn’t look… Continue reading »

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