A reporter from Florida Today stopped and talked to me while we were waiting for the shuttle to launch. I forgot about until tonight and I looked it up. I made the article!
Vicki Diesing, 32, of Warrensburg, Mo., had her daughter, Ashlyn, 1, standing between her knees. Ashlyn seemed oblivious to the shuttle event, first focusing on flinging a coloring book around, and next examining a pebble she picked up off the ground.
Diesing, on the other hand, watches shuttle launches religiously. This is her first launch since coming to see one in the 10th grade.
“It just fascinates me,” she said. “Space just fascinates me.”
—Jessica Raynor, FLORIDA TODAY