8 August 2007

Good luck all...

in about 10 minutes, one of the marvels of the modern age is about to happen: the space shuttle Endeavour will blast off, taking a truss for the International Space Station into orbit. The shuttle is named the small Whitby-built ship on which navigator, explorer and scientist James Cook circled the world. Here's a pic of a replica of her namesake sailing into Whitby harbour. That shuttle crew and the ground crew are embodying the motto Cook chose when he was honoured by the King: leave nothing unattempted. Pic © Peter McGrath

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