SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on 3/4/16, just after booster separation
It can be hard for Central Florida visitors to witness a launch. Schedules often change because of weather, technical, or other issues. It’s disappointing if you travel to the coast for one, only to have it cancelled at the last moment. This Falcon 9 launch was postponed six times before it finally lifted off on Friday evening. This Wikipedia article is a good reference on SpaceX launches with details about each mission.
But you don’t have to be right next to Kennedy Space Center to see a launch. Lynn and I are fortunate to live about 35 – 40 miles from the pads, which is well within viewing distance. We enjoy watching from our driveway.
Even though the space shuttle has been retired, it’s still exciting to see these and think about new commercial technologies that people like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk are adding to the US space capability.
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