Little girl’s reaction to a shuttle launch is absolutely priceless

Kids aren’t exactly well-known for their attention spans, so watching this little girl transfixed by a shuttle launch for a full minute gives us hope for the next generation.

Keith Zerfas caught this footage of his daughter sitting on the couch playing with a toy just as the countdown begins. “Oh my goodness,” Shaylee exclaims, before shouting, “It’s a rocket ship! It’s a rocket ship!”

We might’ve opted for slightly more NSFW language, but we definitely agree: Space exploration is cool. Here’s hoping Shaylee stays this interested in science and technology for years to come.

H/T Viral Viral Videos | Screengrab via Keith Zerfas/YouTube

Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.