June already? Wow. Anyway, this was a tough week for all. But there were some smiles out there, if we looked for them.
After a cold, wet spring (we had snow two weeks ago!), warm, summer like weather finally hit. Yes, it was a bit uncomfortable, but it was nice. Not only did it feel more like summer it looked a little ore like summer. Here is a photo from my back yard.
And with all of the bad things going on, there was some good: Americans are back in the business of putting people into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) again. When I say “business”, this time it is a business. And soon, another company, Boeing, will join SpaceX with commercial manned space flight. And NASA will soon have a new system for going beyond LEO, perhaps reaching the Moon in the next five years.
We have entered a new era of space travel.
I did watch a little bit of it live on the NASA Youtube channel, but I cheated and rewound it to watch the launch and later the docking without having to be glued to my chair when these events were happening live. Very cool.
So I had two smiles this week, warm weather finally arriving in New England and America’s return to manned space flight.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).