January 8, 2004

T-0:02 and counting

Dasher-1 is ready for launch. The count down has been a little erratic, but everything now is go for launch. This mission’s goal will be to acquire as many billable hours as the client can stand. Since it will take place on both Friday and Saturday that will give this week a good bump in billable hours.

The countdown is almost complete. The main engines have come on. I can hear the roar and the whole vehicle is shaking. They are near to full power. The gyros have been set and the clock in running. It’s time to release this bird and let it fly.

I’ll post some during the mission, but won’t be able to upload the post until my return.

See you on Saturday.

Posted by Ted at January 8, 2004 4:12 PM