After numerous space shuttle launch delays, I had to abandon Cape Canaveral and return to NYC, depressed because a) I’m not going to see the launch, b) it’s cold and raining here and c) the strippers are better in Florida.
Maybe the real reason of the delay is that there’s a fraking satellite on Discovery’s path, taking photos. Amazing photos, yes, but get out of the way, stupid satellite! This has been the most frustrating experience in my life – and I’ve been divorced two times.
Hopefully, it will launch tomorrow at 3pm if the weather is good. A 60 per cent chance right now. Godspeed, STS-133! [Wired]