I'm becoming excited to see this launch coming up. hopefully it'll go on the planned Aug 29 attempt. I'm planning to take the kids down to see it even though school will have already started by then. Said to be the most powerful rocket ever launched..... every time I saw the shuttle go up I thought how it must have been to see that huge rocket go up for the Apollo missions. This is a different kind of rocket so don't know how it'll compare, but still....should be good. I just wish I had a better understanding of orbital mechanics! I had thought about buying tickets to get to see it form the closest viewing point but by the time the my browser got me in those were sold out....just as well, would have been a lot of dollars for the whole family and then other logistical issues as well..... Anyway, I just finished watching the press conference that NASA streamed live yesterday. This is shaping up to be very interesting. The only thing that really soured me though was that they made a big deal about equality...first woman....first person of color... equal numbers all around. Not one of the reporters bothered to ask why the fractions didn't need to match the applications or match the "most qualified". Anyway, I'm excited. Several years ago at Airventure I saw Gene Cernan speak...basically about how sad it is that we stopped going. I really wish he could have seen this.