"Madame, bear in mind That princes govern all things--save the wind." -Victor Hugo, The Infanta's Rose

Friday, July 14, 2006

All systems "go" for launch

The countdown clock is fast approching zero hour. The vehicle is fueled and ready on the launch pad, and we will be preparing for takeoff very shortly. As you can see, we have a nice, comfortably-appointed, climate-controlled crew cabin:

And the pilot's cockpit is equipped with the latest technology, including GPS-enabled voice-activated computer navigation system with digital mission-status readout; BlackBerry and cellular communications transponder; supplental oxygen dispensing system; 600-watt 110-volt AC power inverter; thermoelectrically controlled chilled beverage cooler; and 220-watt four-channel aftermarket MP3/CD stereo system:

Latest dynamic tracking projections show that the vehicle is scheduled to pass over the following states during it's 4,000-mile flight trajectory:
  • Solid circle Texas
  • Solid circle Louisiana
  • Solid circle Arkansas
  • Solid circle Mississippi
  • Solid circle Tennessee
  • Solid circle Virginia
  • Solid circle West Virginia
  • Solid circle Pennsylvania
  • Solid circle New York
  • Solid circle Massachusetts
  • Solid circle Vermont
  • Solid circle New Hampshire
  • Solid circle Maine
  • Solid circle New Jersey
  • Solid circle Delaware
  • Solid circle Maryland
  • Solid circle District of Columbia
  • Solid circle North Carolina
  • Solid circle South Carolina
  • Solid circle Georgia
  • Solid circle Alabama
Re-entry into the Texasphere is expected in approximately three weeks. Watch this space for further updates from mission control following (hopefully) a sucessful liftoff tomorrow morning.


  • At 7/14/2006 04:52:00 PM, Blogger April said…

    WOW! You really are ready! Good luck with your travels! I look forward for the updates and PICTURES! You have a lot of land to cover and a hellofalot of miles to drive! Do you have any one destination in particular that you are looking forward to most of all?

  • At 7/15/2006 07:33:00 AM, Blogger Max and Me said…

    good luck to you and mrs. toast! do be safe! we shall expect lots of photos!

  • At 7/16/2006 01:51:00 AM, Blogger DogMa said…

    I am so excited for ya bud.
    Take 'er easy and have fun you kids!


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