So, for the first time ever, I watched a shuttle launch on Nasa's ustream. Golly! Why did I never do this before? I wouldn't have now if Ian wasn't standing somewhere in the horrible heat of Florida watching it live. I am torn. From a treehugging point of view the huge amount of energy spent on moving a few people and gizmos into orbit seems foolish. But OMG! My fannish soul just loves this and thinks we are out of our minds to be throwing this ability away. Cognitive dissonance!