‘Everybody for 500 miles knows the shuttle went up’

Wicked cool.

I’m a space geek. I’m a sci-fi geek, so naturally I’m a space geek who’s frustrated because we’re not colonizing Mars (bitches!) yet and finding all the aliens and forming a universal alliance to fight the Klingons and the Goa’uld and the Scarrans and the Cylons and the Shadows. I watched Space Camp once a day for an entire summer when I was 16. (“Three concentric circles spinning in different directions simultaneously. Object to stabilize from central point utilizing hand controls.”)

But at heart, I’m a space geek. I look up at the stars and I want to know where everybody else is. What they’re doing. If they’ve done it better than we have. Or worse.

I’m glad we’re going back up there, to find whatever might be found.