Captain Mark Kelly, the commander of the space shuttle Endeavour, said on Tuesday that his injured wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was “more than medically ready” to make the trip to Florida for the shuttle launching.
Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on April 22nd with as many as 20 meteors per hour, although visibility will be reduced by bright moonlight. The best time to look, no matter where you live, is Friday morning during the hours before local dawn. Visit http://spaceweather.com for live meteor counts and more information.… Read the rest