OK, so, I just got back from a week in France, and missed pretty much everything to do with the STS128 mission and the launch of Discovery. Pick up any French newspaper, and (although my French is still stuck at kindergarten level…) I expected to see something on the launch, build up, anything!!! Alas no, the only glimmer of news was from catching the last 3 seconds of a report on, you guessed it, CNN. 

I have, nevertheless, learnt an important lesson from this. 

Using twitter to keep updated costs an absolute fortune on a iPhone. You have been warned.