Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I was able to walk up close to the Space Shuttle before a launch. The bottom of it was sitting on an ordinary wooden platform attached to a building, with steps leading up to it. I considered how much fire was going to come out of it soon, and wondered when they would clear the area. There were people milling around, including a matronly woman who seemed to be in charge. She carried away dirty dishes, as though in a restaurant after the lunch rush.