In two minutes the shuttle will launch. Thanks to a fellow twitterer I learnt that there's NASA TV which broadcasts this live. It's fascinating! All the camera angles, the way they calmly discuss a potential problem, how they put the time on hold, the way there's a protocol to resume the countdown, all the information given for the viewers, the grand statements. And tonight there's the bonus of a beautiful, bright moon, a clear night, and the lights highlighting the shuttle and constant emissions. And now we're seconds away from launch. The sparks fly, the engine explodes into life. Clouds engulf the land, and a bright light lifts to the moon. Wow!!!