“T-minus… and counting. “
Epic events and historical milestones are often marked with a ticking clock symbolizing mounting anticipation and a launch into new frontiers. The mystery of the unknown and the possibilities that are commencing add to the excitement along with reflections of all the orchestration and hard work that has gone into preparation for a moment.
With celebration of all the right stuff that has gone into making this moment and the adventures that will go along with this new product, Torklift International is pleased to be sharing the advent and the anticipation that we are all feeling in making this upcoming announcement.
Here are some notable thoughts from others who have gone before us. Some are practical and point out the anxiety of challenging the status quo and some elegantly summarize that a mission does not simply end here or there but continues with exploration and development beyond the horizons.
“Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best.” - Christopher Ferguson, Atlantis STS-135 commander, to launch director Mike Leinback right before the lift-off of the final Space Shuttle mission, 8 July 2011.
“…the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.”- President John F. Kennedy, 1962.
“Oh, quick question, I missed it in the briefing. How much urine do these suits hold?”… - Howard, “ The Big Bang Theory,” episode “The Countdown Reflection.”
“It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”- Alan Shepherd
“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” - H.G. Wells, "The Discovery of the Future, “ 1901
“The dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today and the reality of tomorrow.”- Robert Goddard, successfully launched the world’s first liquid-filled rocket 1926
“If you build it, we will come”- From the movie Field of Dreams
“The dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow”- Robert Goddard
“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world; knowing they’re going to light the bottom- and doesn’t get a little worried- does not fully understand the situation.”- John Young, after being asked if he was worried about making the first Space Shuttle flight.
“Godspeed, John Glenn”- Fellow Astronaut Sam Carpenter radioing to John Glenn upon blastoff. This was the first mission of man orbiting the earth.
What would you be thinking the moment before lift-off and where do you think we are going? Visit the Countdown- http://www.torklift.com/