I had an email from Ken already this morning. He heard at work that the space shuttle is scheduled to launch on Saturday.
He asked if I could check and see what time it's supposed to launch, so I went to NASA.gov (which is a really cool site, by the way--they have some pictures taken by the Mars Lander), and it's scheduled to launch at 5:02 PM EST.
Why do we care, you ask? Well, Cape Canaveral is just south of New Smyrna Beach--it takes maybe a half an hour to 45 minutes to drive there--and we can see launches while standing on the beach outside the timeshare! We were down there one year when they launched a satellite, and that was really neat and exciting. There were updates over the P.A. system by the pool, and they did a countdown and everything. So that was neat enough--to see the shuttle go up would be awesome!
I checked our flight times, and we're supposed to get to Orlando at 1439 (sorry, I'm reverting to military time), which means that we should be on the road by 1530, and it'll take about an hour to get to the timeshare...so yeah, we might get there in time to see it. My mind is racing right now.
Like I wasn't already excited enough--this just adds (rocket) fuel to the fire!