It’s Monday morning, and I needed a laugh. I did so when I read a brief piece from the Associated Press (from Saturday) that reported when the space shuttle Endevour arrived at the its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, it was welcomed with a banner reading “Go Endeavor.”
The shuttle’s name, however, isn’t spelled that way! It’s spelled the British way (with the inclusion of a “u”) and (I didn’t know this) the shuttle was named after the first ship commanded by 18th century British explorer James Cook.
According to the Associated Press report, the banner was up for about 90 minutes before being replaced by one with the correct spelling. Naturally, press being paramount (why else would you string a huge red, white and blue banner on a launch pad?) photographers were there en masse for the arrival of the shuttle, and took plenty of photos of the NASA Gaffe.
My feeling is, anything I “flub” today is going to pale with this one! Hope the same is true for you, too.
*Tuesday July 17, 1007: I realize I DID goof: two typos in one short note. Pride goeth before a fall..sigh!