SpaceX's Dragon with the T-Cell Experiment onboard has finally launched at 4:47am EST! Words cannot even begin to describe the emotions as we saw the rocket go up into the sky. Emily, BJ, Karin, and I stood on the causeway anxiously awaiting, as the announcer counted 3...2...1...LIFT OFF! The rocket lit up the dark, early morning sky into nothing we have ever seen before. As we watched the bright shining light soar into the heavens and beyond, the sight alone was all worth the long days and nights working on this project. This was such an amazing experience that we are so privileged to be a part of.
Even with a successful launch, our trip is not over yet. There are still many things to take care of in the next few days. But for now, there's definitely time for a well deserved rest.