I’m currently waiting for the shuttle to launch. Unlike my childhood, I’m watching this one on TV from California. I grew up on the Space Coast and saw every launch for a decade in the 80’s and most in the 90’s. I remember my house shaking after the launches. Unfortunately, I saw the Challenger explosion as well. It is with sadness and pride for my former community that I watch this final launch. I wish I was a kid again watching from my driveway.