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Posted by Mike B ( on July 18, 2001 at 14:19:24:

- Houston, this is MB. All pre-flight checks are a go. I repeat all preflight checks are a go... Life support systems are at optimal levels... Over.


- MB, this is mission control. You are cleared for lift-off... The weather is looking good. Sunny and clear... Visibilty is approximately twenty miles... Confidence is high. I repeat confidence is high. Lift-off in T-minus two-minutes... Over.


- Roger that, houston. I have a green board Houston. (Quaff, Quaff. Yeack!) I am ready for lift-off. Over.


- Ok, MB. Engaging main engine...now!


- Houston, all systems are go! Still have a green board houston. Yeeeehaaaaa!


- MB, we have Lift-off! All systems are optimal. Your trajectory is looking good. You should achieve your preplanned orbital position in, ah, approximately thirty minutes or so. Have fun up there, son. Godspeed, MB. Over. (Time: 2:15 pm EST)

- Houston. Ah, roger that. I will be busy for a while checking on the cargo. Over.

- MB. This is Houston. That is a check, MB. We read you five-by-five. We all hope you have a successful mission. Over.

- Ah, Houston. Roger that. And thanks. I am entering radio silence. Now. Over...

Wooohoooo! ... !?!?!? :)

Love, Michael B

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