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Intelsat 35e on the way up...

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by BrettS, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. BrettS

    BrettS Member

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    IMG_0005.PNG I live about 40 miles from Kennedy Space Center and on clear days I can see the rockets on their way up from my front porch. Here’s my view of the latest SpaceX launch.
     
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    I missed the actual launch but got to see the second stage burn and deployment of the satellite. Nice photo BrettS.
     
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    Nice photo- is it loud at your house?
    The photo reminds me a lot of the Apollo 13 movie: looking up at the moon from Cmdr's front yard... way emotive.
     
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    That is a hell of a shot. Well done.
     
  5. BrettS

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    I’m far enough away that you really can’t hear much, but that does remind me of kind of a funny story. Shortly after I had moved down to Florida 9 years ago there was a night shuttle launch. I had heard that you could see the launches from where I lived, so my ex (who wasn’t my ex at the time) and I went out to try to look for it. We apparently had gotten a bit turned around and were looking in the wrong direction (and not really seeing anything) and we were about to give up when I heard my ex say, “why is the sky all glowy over there?” I turned around and the shuttle really did light up the clouds and the sky as it took off.

    Being able to see them is definitely hit or miss from where I am depending on the cloud cover, but when I can see them, especially at night, it’s pretty amazing.
     
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