Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Easily Distracted

Have you ever had one of those nights when you intend to get things done - like perhaps jotting down a short essay explaining your child-rearing philosophy - but instead you spend an hour researching the various options for solid and liquid rocket fuel? Fascinating stuff. Drew me right in. Have a few chemistry questions for my sister-in-law next time we're together.

NASA scrubbed tonight's launch attempt because of a faulty valve. (After weather prevented an attempt last night.) They hope to try again "early Friday morning" (Thursday night).

Did you know they don't use fossil fuels? Commercial/private space flight probably will.

Back tomorrow.

3 comments:

RobMonroe said...

I'm even worse off than that - I had to get my wallet from the bedroom last night to buy something online and it took three trips because I got sidetracked each time. I blame my meds. :o)

Susan said...

This is my cousin: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/launch_blog.html

Best job ever!

(Though, the repeated scrubbings have done a number on their childcare arrangements this week.)

Sarahlynn said...

Rob, unless they were trips to the tile-covered room to the left, I don't understand how the meds are to blame. ;-) But, hey, I'm all for blaming. Meds it is!

Susan, FABULOUS job!!! And I'm thinking that not just the frequent scrubbings but also the HOURS must make childcare a serious challenge. Midnight launches? I suppose, "Eh, they're likely to sleep through the night. Never know we're gone," isn't a viable option.