To boldly go...

Space shuttle

On 27 June 2009, a rocket carrying a NASA weather satellite sat on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, waiting for the weather to clear. Lift-off had initially been scheduled for the previous day, but thunderstorms in the area forced a 24-hour delay. At the time the rocket was being fuelled, chances for take-off were looking slim, but 23 minutes before the launch window was set to expire, the countdown began.

Among those watching in Florida that day was Chris Gibbs, a

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected].

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Age account, please register now.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: