Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Great year in Flight

This has been a great year for aviation. First there was the Space Ship One flight into space (though this was technically last year), then the flight of the Airbus A380 and yesterday’s flight of the Shuttle Discovery. I watched the last two live and I must say I had goose bumps all over my body. For some odd reason - even though I had nothing to do with the projects and they happened miles away from me - I could not help but well up with tears of joy as I saw those two giants take off. I can only imagine what the folks with proximity to the projects actually felt. The Wright brothers, Goddard and the other pioneers of flight must be some proud fellas, their dreams have led to this momentous period in flight.


Blogger bankelele said...

It has been a great year in flight, but totally unappreciated by our local broadcasters (who have free access to CNN whenever they want). The shuttle launch was only shown on SKY news, as was the A380 launch. I wrote about KTN cutting off its CNN feed just as teh A80 prepared to take off

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Blogger Githush said...

It's quite sad to see that the media back home ignored these momentous occasions. This is the stuff that could impress and motivate young kids in Kenya, it could provide a motivation to get involved with science and tech. Its quite unfortunate that the media ignores such wonderful occasions.

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