That was the easy part. Landing it ... not so easy.
By Mark E. WardPosted 06.19.2002 at 7:11 pm 1 Comment
The cabin rumbles.
Lying on my back, legs up, I see the launch complex and coastline fall away. Ahead, darkness is approaching. Suddenly, Pop! We release our two solid rocket boosters. A few minutes later, we drop the external fuel tank. Then, at once, everything is smooth. We're in orbit.