KSC Rally Only Draws Fraction Of Expected Crowd

Link To Launch First Small Step draws Giant Crowd

"The "Link to Launch" rally at Port Canaveral drew an estimated 1,000 people who joined hands, counted down with the roar of a shuttle launch recording, and stretched their linked hands skyward as the first step in raising the awareness that space is critical to US security, culture and economic competitiveness. The crowd of citizens included children, retirees and those representing small and large businesses, unions, and civic organizations gathered in throngs outside the field hearing of the Senate sub-committee on Space."

Editor's note: To the people holding signs up like this at the rally: in so doing you call your intentions into question - and you invite sad historical comparisons to one shuttle mission departing from- and one heading back to KSC. Neither one ever made it home. Grow up.

Another photo of this sign apears here (3rd album, 7th photo) with the caption "USA Statement of Pride". How creepy.

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