Blog 196 – Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Bright, sunny day in the low 90’s – no rain.
Under a bright blue sky, sparsely scattered with Stratus clouds, the space shuttle Endeavour successfully ascended into space today. Manned with seven astronauts and carrying a veranda for Japan’s enormous lab, this evening’s liftoff marked the 40th anniversary of man’s first moon landing. Delayed for more than a month due to inclement weather and a hydrogen leak, the space vessel took off shortly after 6:00 P.M. tonight with several pieces of foam insulation coming off of the external fuel tank. After docking at the space station on Friday, the crew will assess the damage. Until then, my prayers will be focused on this mission and the precious lives within the ship. Once again clinging to II Timothy 1:12: I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.