Friday, September 28, 2007
Launching into another big week
launchI-Reporters cover a lot of interesting stories each week, and they're often quite fascinating themselves. They can teach you a lot about things you would never think about.

Consider the story of Elizabeth May of Merritt Island, Florida, who sent in some pictures of the Delta II rocket launching from nearby Kennedy Space Center. She has aerospace experience from the U.S. Air Force and other organizations, so she has an insider perspective on the "space coast" and its "launch culture." People who live there see every launch and even hear the occasional sonic boom. There may be nowhere else on earth quite like this portion of Florida.

"You become a fan of the launches," May said. "You enjoy learning about what type of vehicle is going up, and who's launching it."

She showed us a different angle on the basic story of this rocket carrying the Dawn spacecraft into space, which one might say is a fitting "launch" into another big week. Over the past few days we saw stories both serious and silly, and we can't wait to see what's still in store.

As always, check out the latest rundown of the Week in I-Report, or take a moment and send an I-Report of your own. Post a comment below if you have any thoughts.
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