So, Shuttle Mission STS-112 was launched a few hours ago. For the first time, they strapped a camera to the outside of the shuttle pointing downwards and took some amazing footage of the launch. STS-112 is delivering the S1 Truss to the International Space Station.
So the NBL has started, and I didn’t even know. The Giants are back after the Victoria Titans folded. The Perth Wildcats are back playing at Challenge Stadium, which is a real pain in the arse to get to. I used to go to all the games at the Perth Entertainment Centre because it was so easy to get there on the train. When I started working at iiNet I had to give up my tickets because I was working a lot of nights which is a shame because I had alright tickets back then. Not going to the games caused me to lose interest a bit, until I’m at the point where I am now: not even knowing that the first game is tonight! I doubt that there will be any free-to-air games televised this year. It’s a shame, but basketball in Australia is just not popular enough to outrank lawnbowls for airtime.
Suzanne, Ashton and I drove to New Norcia on the long weekend. It took about two hours to get there, but it was quite interesting. New Norcia is a Monastic town run by Benedictine priests since 1846, so there is quite a bit of history about it.