July 8, 2011

Laughstronauts

Back in 1985, when I was 9 and Hurricane Kate shut down all the schools, my Aunt Lynn took my sister and I down to watch the shuttle blast off. It was the Atlantis, and there people right here rode it into space. I wonder if they laugh a lot in space. I wonder if it blew their mind every time they lifted off.

STS-61-B Crew
1985

2 comments:

x-ray iris said...

This is wonderful.

Have you seen the Herzog film _The Wild Blue Yonder_? I absolutely loved it. In fact, this reminds me that I need to watch it again. Although as I recall there are no sombreros or stuffed kangaroos.

downtown guy said...

No, but I'll slap it on netflix.