When we launch this rocket in April, it will be the culmination of years of work. It takes a lot of time and the right set of circumstances to do this sort of thing and make it work. I am glad to say that we have succeeded in that regard.
This is a very personal journey for me. My son Joshua, whom I lost to SIDS when he was just 6 weeks of age, is the biggest motivator for making this dream come true. To honor him, the first picture loaded on the storage unit will be his. I think it is only fitting.
The lunar eclipse tonight was fantastic. I tried taking a few pictures but without my tripod, it was quite the challenge. I used a Nikon D40x camera with a 200mm lens to get some okay photos. It was set for manual focus and the shutter speed was over 2 seconds.