A beautiful, flawless launch of STS-121, Space Shuttle Discovery is airbonre and a few seconds from main engine cutoff, and external fule tank separation. Engine is cut, tank is free, and Discovery is in orbit! What a wonderful birthday present for this great country of ours. Alas, I am watching it on tv like everyone else, but my thanks anyway to Micheal, as they say it's the thought that counts, even if we couldn't be there in person. I share in your joy this moment.
Now let there be beer, hot dogs, and fireworks!!