Expeditions don’t always go the way they’re planned, but we’re reminded this week in the blog Lofty Ambitions that there’s still plenty to learn from the experience of hitting the road and aiming high.
Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor of English at
, and Douglas Dechow., Ph.D., associate librarian at
, had hoped to be on site early this month for the final launch of the
space shuttle from Cape Canaveral, Fla. They’ve been writing about their trip in
, where they’ve chronicled the mechanical and weather troubles that finally led to NASA’s postponement of the launch until at least Nov. 30. Alas, Drs. Leahy and Dechow won’t be able to return to Florida then. But in a post titled
Countdown to the Cape: Meaning in the No-Go
they reflect that it’s all “part of the story.”