LOOK MA, I MADE IT

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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WITH THE AID OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM, I’M NOT GOING TO SAY WHICH ONE BECAUSE I DON’T WANT IT GETTING TOO CROWDED UP HERE, I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT INTO SPACE, OR AT LEAST I COULD PRETEND. I WOULD LOVE TO GO THERE FOR REAL, I WOULDN’T EVEN CARE IF THE LAUNCH VEHICLE BLEW UP ON TAKE OFF, AS LONG AS I GOT THE CHANCE TO TRY. I KNOW I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO INTO OUTER SPACE IN THIS LIFETIME. SO, WITH THE HELP OF A FRAME STRUCTURE, I WAS ABLE TO PUT MYSELF IN A PLACE I WOULD OTHERWISE NEVER BE ABLE TO GO. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN SPACE, EVER SINCE SPUTNIK WAS LAUNCHED. WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY STARTED TALKING ABOUT GOING TO THE MOON AND SAFELY RETURNING TO EARTH, NOT BECAUSE IT WAS EASY, BUT BECAUSE IT WAS HARD, I KNEW I HAD TO FOLLOW THE SPACE PROGRAM AS BEST AS I COULD. I WATCHED EVERY LAUNCH OF THE MERCURY, GEMINI AND APOLO PROGRAMS. I’VE TRIED TO WATCH EACH SHUTTLE LAUNCH, BUT NOW THEY DON’T SHOW THEM ON THE TELEVISSION AS MUCH ANYMORE. I GUESS THEY DON’T WANT US TO SEE ANYMORE EXPLOSSIONS ON LAUNCH OR IN REENTRY BURN UPS. I DO GET THE SHUTTLE AND SPACE STATION INFORMATION FROM NASA, SO THAT I CAN WATCH THE SPACE STATION AND OR THE SHUTTLE FLY OVER MY HOUSE. LATELY, THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE AM, THE FLIGHT PATH FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, PUTS THEM OVER MY TOWN IN THE PM HOURS. WHICH IS EASIER FOR ME, BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING UP TO SEE THEM. I CAN SEE THEM BEFORE I GO TO BED. THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE SHOULD ALLOW ME TO SEE THE STATION AND THE SHUTTLE. IT LOOKS VERY COOL TO SEE TWO LIGHTS FLYING ACROSS THE SKY AT 17,500 MILES PER HOUR. THAT WORKS OUT TO SOMETHING LIKE 7 MILES PER SECOND, OR 70 MILES PER EVERY 10 SECONDS. OR, 420 MILES PER MINUTE. THAT’S SMOKIN.

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