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Bravo to you all this is the very best of news that my loved one has now accomplished the dream to go into space. For me it came at the anniversary of when my wife left this world six years ago almost to the day (May 21, 2006), making it extremely special. This is a next step for all to help move forward in space travel for mankind! Will be waiting for more news about the orbit and be able to track their orbit and go out in the night and look up and say there they go overhead.Thanks again. John Seaton
~~~This has been soooooooo much fun! I'm so glad my father was able to be a part of this historic mission. Gina Whitt
~~~[caption id="attachment_746" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="At the end of the memorial service, families and friends walked to a nearby river where they laid flowers in memory of their loved ones."][/caption] I cannot express how thrilled my family is about the launch. It is truly a wonderful day. We watched from our homes but we celebrated with the entire Celestis and New Frontier family. Thank you, a million times over, for this opportunity. This was the only idea about which Dad showed any enthusiasm as we talked with him about his memorial service - and oh, the enthusiasm he had for this. Katharine Stewart
~~~[caption id="attachment_753" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Families viewed the nighttime launch in person or by webcast. Image Credit: NASA"][/caption] We, at Celestis, thank all of the families and friends who have written us! We will never forget joining many of you in the pre-dawn darkness of May 22 to watch the spectacular launch from Jetty Park, located just 10.3 miles from the launch pad. As the rocket lifted its precious cargo of New Frontier Flight participants into the night sky, the spirits of all of us at Jetty Park lifted as well. The brilliant light of the rocket's powerful engines resembled the light of a very bright star rising ever so gracefully into the stars above. The crowd reacted with a joyful mix of applause, cheers, handshakes, hugs, and tears: Their loved ones' dreams of spaceflight had come true. Those of you who joined us virtually, via the launch webcast, were also with us in spirit. Click here to read more about the New Frontier Flight, view video of the launch, read about the people on board, and track the satellite as it orbits Earth. Click here to view a touching television interview with one of The New Frontier Flight families.
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