Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shuttle landing - almost had a heart attack (update)

Well, a few minutes ago we were watching network TV (at least kinda watching). Then they break in with a special report. About the Shuttle. Since I can't remember the last time they broke in for good Shuttle news, my heart skipped a beat. Then they went on to show some awesome IR video, on board displays, and finally some regular video. Awesome! So far so good.

Then they returned to our scheduled programming. And now, on the NASA TV feed, it looks like the tail of the Shuttle is on fire?!?

Update: Didn't hear it myself, but reportedly the NASA TV announcer said this was "normal venting from the APUs" which was visible because it was a night landing. Whew.

Welcome home Endeavour and crew!!!