Wednesday, August 10, 2005

A Safe Landing

The shuttle did land safely in California yesterday. I listened to the arrival on NPR, and was struck by how quickly it reached the ground once it entered Earth's atmosphere. I was anticipating a thirty minute descent, and it was more like ten minutes.

The radio commentator said that while the shuttle acts like a glider near the landing, it actually falls like a very heavy brick. With wings.

1 comment:

  1. I was glued to news coverage of the shuttle's predicament before, during and after all was over. Nice to read another fellow blogger's concern over it as well. It was only this and Peter Jenning's death that drew my attention the past week.