Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, October 12, 2002
# 3:01:00 PM:


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Anyone who's ever looked out the window of a jet while taking off will be amazed by this shuttle's-eye view of a space shot liftoff. Mere tens of seconds after ignition, the shuttle is higher than any commercial plane, and within two minutes the Earth is noticeably curved, the sky is black -- and the craft is flying at 4500 kph.


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