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Emily LakdawallaAugust 3, 2007

Getting ready for Phoenix launch: Step 1: Sleep

So I'm done with Anahita's first birthday festivities and have just spent a few minutes tuning in to various information sources on Phoenix' launch. Things are looking good so far for the launch to proceed as scheduled for 5:26 a.m. Eastern time, which is 2:26 a.m. my time. As much as I would like to follow all the launch events live, I really should try to get some sleep tonight. So I'll just leave you with a list of some of the sources I will be checking once I wake up again to follow what's going on with the launch.

So there you have it. I'm going to go to bed now, and I think I will set my alarm for 2:00 a.m. If all goes according to plan, I'll stay up until I've heard that the third stage burn has gone well, which is supposed to happen about an hour and a half after launch, at about 4:00 a.m.

Good night, and I hope I have good news for you in a few hours!

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