I have always been interested in the shuttle missions. There is, I guess a natural curiosity about anything to do with space. I’ve observed a few launches that passed through the sky’s over Ireland. I saw STS-127 on the launchpad, and then streaking across the sky over Ireland.  What I hadn’t done (before yesterday) is listen to voice communications from the Orbiter directly.  I’ve tried a few times, but not really persisted.

Yesterday at approximately 09:30 I snagged the following Audio Clip on 259.7MHz AM.  Suffice it to say, it made my day. Many thanks to the Hearsat folks for putting up with my dumb questions. Also I must agree with Hugh, it was probably the prettiest launch I’ve ever seen.