Aww, MAN! Not a happy camper. It’s my understanding that getting Causeway tickets for shuttle launches USED to be a first come first served kind of thing. And I thought GREAT! Doug doesn’t call me his Ticket Queen for nothing; using multiple computers and multiple browsers, I’ve wrangled us up some really great concert and football tickets in the past, so thought “Okay, first come first serve for shuttle tickets? I can do that!” Figured it would be a mad scramble to get a pair, but thought I’d do okay.
HA! Due to increased demand for the last two shuttle launches EVER, they’re doing it differently now. First you have a one week window to register for the opportunity to buy tickets. Then they randomly pick X number of names from the pool of registered people and those are the ones who at a later date will be able to buy tickets during a two day window.
Crap! I don’t DO random! Random involves the luck of the draw and I am notoriously unlucky when it comes to random draws. I NEVER get picked in things like that.
Oh well, if I don’t get picked for tickets, it’s not the end of the world, there’s quite a few non-Causeway viewing locations that are nearly as good, including one right across the river from the launch site, and those are free for the taking. One of my favorite sites with pics and vids of some of the various locations can be found here.
Just figured I’d probably have one go at this – going to see a shuttle launch is one of the things on my rather short Bucket List (one of the others was to go to the top of the World Trade Center buildings, and well, kind of missed out on THAT one) – so wanted to do it up right and get a spot on the Causeway to see it.