Delta IV GPS Satellite Launch

Florida, Road Trip, States

20140221-091617.jpgThe buzz around the campground was of the launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center. We choose a viewing site to which we’d enjoy walking. With a stop at Xtreme Ice Cream along the way, we walked out to the Atlantic and meandered north along the dark beach aware of other spectators near us but feeling comfortably alone in the experience. As launch time approached we paused, stood on the beach, and waited. And then it happened. Lift-off! An incredibly bright light, illuminating the whole beach then rising into the sky. We were close enough to discern the flames! We could hear the roar of lift-off faintly. More dramatic was the cheering and clapping of our fellow onlookers! With the dark and the light, the solitude and the sense of community it was an experience of contrasts, that will live long in our memories.
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