ACHIEVING LIFT OFF!!
The Hardest Part Is Getting Started
Written by Allan Wilson
The theme and name for this article was taken from a story someone told me about space travel.
You see when it comes to getting a rocket into space hardest part is in Lift Off and breaking free of earth's gravity.
This is usually most anxious time for all involved. Countless hours and many people have been working behind scenes to get this rocket into space.
Finally tense moments of count down begins. 10... 9... 8... and so on until off it goes and announcement is made "We Have Lift Off!"
Then struggle begins for rocket to get off ground. This rocket could have a journey, which will last many years in space, yet most of power and fuel used will be in just getting started.
As it struggles to leave earth's atmosphere tanks of fuel are burned up and discarded before it reaches first vital point of its journey - space.
Then something amazing happens. There is no more gravity. No more huge burst of energy and fuel needed. The steering of craft becomes much easier and everyone back home in control center breath a huge sigh of relief.
The hardest part is over - rocket is in space.
Sure there is still work to be done. However compared to beginning everything now almost runs in automatic.
The Astronauts even have time to see our planet from space and enjoy view.