Sunday, November 30, 2008

Welcome Home, Endeavour

Bad weather prevented Endeavour from landing at Kennedy Space Center this afternoon, but she touched down safe and sound at the Edwards Air Force Base landing facility in California at 4:25 EST today. According to NASA, STS-126 was the 124th shuttle mission and the 27th shuttle flight to visit the space station. A Florida Today story notes that during the nearly 12-day visit to the space station, Endeavour's crew and three station residents unloaded more than seven tons of appliances, supplies and science experiments from the shuttle's packed cargo container. Another NASA job well done. (NASA photo)

If you watched football this weekend, you saw the rains in Georgia and Florida (go Gators!), and that rain reached us today, along with winds and tornado activity. At least it wasn't snow. I was born and raised in South Dakota, and South Dakota knows how to do snow! A friend sent photos a couple of weeks ago showing the November blizzard that delivered four feet of snow, driven by 65 mile per hour winds. This was a pretty wicked storm, even by South Dakota standards.

And to conclude this weather-related posting, today marks the official end of hurricane season.

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