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Unfortunately,  Jetty Park campground was still closed (as far as I could see) for the historic launch this past weekend. Otherwise,  we'd have tried to be there. 

For future launches, I've heard it's a great vantage point for launches from the spacecoast of Florida.  (Most campgrounds have reopened in Florida,  though. )

It's a really great feeling for those of us in Florida to see the success of this mission. For many years, I worked next to Honeywell plant 2, and we always took a break to watch the contrails of missions leaving the launch pad, across the state. Paul and I  drove over to the other coast nine years ago to see the "last" shuttle launch from a parking place along the highway. It was magnificent, but also bittersweet.  

Next launch, I'd really love to be camped at Jetty Park. Hats off to our brave astronauts,  and support crews, and innovators that have us back in space, launched from Florida.

The Spacecoast is truly the Spacecoast, once again.

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I had the good fortune of being able to watch a mission liftoff several years ago.  If you ever have the chance - don't miss it!  Even at ten miles away the whole thing is stunning from both a visual and physical perspective.  Even watching this SpaceX mission on YouTube brought chills.

Perhaps SeaDawg might organize an Oliver Space Rally one of these days? 😃

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4 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

I had the good fortune of being able to watch a mission liftoff several years ago.  If you ever have the chance - don't miss it!  Even at ten miles away the whole thing is stunning from both a visual and physical perspective.  Even watching this SpaceX mission on YouTube brought chills.

Perhaps SeaDawg might organize an Oliver Space Rally one of these days? 😃

Bill

That would, indeed, be awesome!

Even watching the launches from across the state is beautiful,  on a clear day. The last NASA shuttle, 9 years ago, was a very moving experience.  From probably 8 miles away. 

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We were glued to the big screen watching SpaceX launch. I gotta say we really needed to see something positive given the news cycle as of late. Kathy and I were so happy to witness such a successful launch and yesterdays docking with the space station. Despite all the craziness going on presently...the Space Coast persevered how awesome! 🇺🇸

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Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA.

Our astronauts,Behnken and Hurley,  are safely back on earth, after 64 days and the successful space station docking,  stay, and return. I watched the first splash down in 45 years with, literally,  tears in my eyes.

Launched from Florida,  splashed in the Gulf off Pensacola, I'm kind of Florida proud tonight, too.

So many people worked so hard to make this happen. 

Sherry

 

 

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24 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

we are entering a new era.

With more fashionable space suits. 

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12 minutes ago, Overland said:

With more fashionable space suits. 

Indeed.

 

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9 hours ago, Overland said:

With more fashionable space suits. 

Probably won't be considered a complete success until they can fly in jean shorts and flip flops?

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4 hours ago, Mainiac said:

Probably won't be considered a complete success until they can fly in jean shorts and flip flops?

and $99 fare from BNA on  Southwest! with peanuts.... that's with a return flight.........

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If any one is interested in watching a space launch. Jetty park is one of the preferred spots. If you don’t mined being a little  further away. I suggest The Great Out Doors Rv and golf resort.  I lived at the resort for Five years.  We were able to view every  launch from are back patio. Not up close and personal, but you will see a great view and hear and feel the rumble of the launch.  And if for some reason the launch  doesn’t happen you still have the amenities golf, pool fishing restaurant etc. may be a bit pricey for some but a very nice resort.  

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Another historic and successful launch tonight!

It was too cloudy for me to see anything from the back yard, but I  watched it online at nasa channel.

So proud of everyone involved, and especially the brave crew of 4.

 

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Resilience will dock with the iss tomorrow night. You can see it on nasa, or youtube.

I seriously have tears in my eyes. Such a great achievement. 

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Went out with the family to see if we could get lucky and see anything yesterday evening (it was clear).  Had a great view of the rocket for 45 seconds or so here in the Chapel Hill, NC area.  That was cool!!!

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WOW!

If anyone ever gets a chance to be reasonably close to one of these launches then you simply must do it.

Last night I mentioned to my wife that this launch looked and felt much like "Buck Rodgers".  Unfortunately, at this stage of life driving a Formula One car and riding on a rocket are two things that will most likely not happen.  Maybe I'll go for a motorcycle ride this afternoon.

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