No Microsoft Windows on the first shuttle–maybe that’s why it worked?

30 years ago today, I saw this live on television. And, watching it again tonight, you can tell how we were all wondering if this brand new technology was actually going to work.

This is quite a feat for 1981 considering that Pac-Man was about as advanced as we got technology-wise. Just think – DOS didn’t even come out until later that year and thinking of trying to launch a space shuttle with DOS is pretty scary. Maybe they are still using good old reliable punchcards!

Back here in 2011, I’m still waiting for the yard to dry out from the two inches of rain we got yesterday. I really needed to mow tonight but it was far too wet. Maybe I’ll get to it Thursday night before the next round of rain moves in.

Another exciting Tuesday is in the record books.