Blog of Gia Bennett

Blog of Gia Bennett

Monday, June 2, 2008

To Infinity and Beyond...

Buzz Lightyear finally made it back into space with the help of the space shuttle Discovery. I had no idea when the launch went off Saturday that Buzz was on board. You can watch videos about it HERE. I love the one where he meets Buzz Aldrin and goes through his space tests ;) On there is an interactive where you can get transmissions, mission updates, and play games. I find this quite fun.

What I found more exciting (sorry Buzz) was looking at all the info about the Phoenix Mars Lander. The pictures are amazing.

With the shuttle fleet retiring in 2010, they are in a frenzy to get the ISS completed. It may be 5 years after the fleet is retired before the new spaceship Orion is ready. I am going to miss those launches terribly. It's going to be a long 5 years.

If Orion is made to do what they say, the we will be back on the moon and also have man land on Mars! Hopefully they can improve on that technology and go further. How is that for ... to infinity and beyond? :)

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