Early Sunday morning, I watched the (unmanned) SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule blow up 2 minutes after launch. NASA TV broadcast live. I saw the explosion and thought, “is that a stage separation?”. When the voice of mission control didn’t say anything for about 30 seconds, I knew it wasn’t “nominal”. It was very disheartening. But no one died and it was only stuff that was lost. Expensive stuff, but replaceable.
So I’m cheering myself up by finding more Astronauts on the Town! I’ve grouped the astronauts by location. Today was my Tukwila day. First was the one at Southcenter Mall: Ambassador for Amity by Elise Koncsek . “One small step for a human; One giant leap for Community”.
These first two of the three have bits of photo collage.
Next up the road was the Starfire Sports complex. It is huge, with many indoor and outdoor soccer fields and it’s where the Sounders train.
In the main lobby area I found Joni Mitchell by Christine Federhart.
By 1400, it was almost 90 degrees outside. I was glad I didn’t have to be outside in the sun to sketch these astronauts. The next one was at Tukwila Community Center. Blast Off by P. Calavera
The total is now 7 our of 25.