Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Let's Light This Candle

In Houston every Mexican restaurant celebrates Cinco de Mayo. May 5 is also the anniversary of Alan Shepard's suborbital flight from 1961. When launch control was not sure whether to proceed, Shepard said "Let's get off our %&*# and light this candle!" In 2004 Spaceship One repeated the feat of launching one pilot into suborbital flight. Many have bought tickets in hope of following in Shepard's footsteps. We wish them all a lighted candle.

9 Comments:

Blogger mark said...

hear, hear! nice post..

5:02 AM  
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5:43 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Great to hear from you, Mark. Great photos too.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Frank Glover said...

"It is better to light one candle, than to curse gravity..."

(With apologies to The Christophers)

9:18 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Louise, 1/2 price books had "Sunquakes" (Probing the interior of the sun) by J. B. Zirker on sale for $5.98. I picked up a copy and it is wonderful. You can see what sort of room there is in there for stuff at the core. Amazon has it for $5.47 here:
http://www.amazon.com/Sunquakes-Interior-Dr-J-Zirker/dp/080187419X

It's nice because it's written at just the right level to introduce a grad student to the subject without a lot of trouble. Very little equations, but enough references for you to look up stuff you want. And, for such a cheap book, it's quite recent, 2003.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous generic viagra said...

haha the saying sounds excellent it's kind of different, I didn't know anything about the 5 may, but I think that gonna be a new motive for celebration to me haha
Thanks for sharing, great post.

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Anonymous cialis online said...

What a strange celebration, do ytou have more info about Allan Shepherd ?

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