|Falcon 9, 1st Stage Burn|
|Space Cadet Neil|
So this really was a pilgrimage for me ... and I wasn't disappointed. With the boat safely anchored we arrived at KSC early, and joined the line of excited visitors. NASA provided buses to take us across Merritt Island to the Apollo Center, where viewing stands were available for the launch.
With Admiral Ley I watched the SpaceX launch and the (amazing) powered descent and soft landing of the 1st stage booster section around 8 minutes later. Also amazing is that both the booster and the Dragon spacecraft on top had been flown before (re-usable space craft are here). This launch was a re-supply mission to the International Space Station, flown by SpaceX for NASA.
If you're cruising the Florida coast, don't miss Kennedy Space Center. It's a fantastic place and NASA do a great job entertaining and educating visitors of any age. If you really want to see a launch, check the launch schedule on the KSC web site. Thanks to Andrew & Carolyn Bellamy for sharing a fantastic day, full of great memories for this slightly older space cadet!
|SpaceX Falcon 9 & Dragon Lift Off|
UPDATE January 8, 2018 / Watch the SpaceX launch video for Mission CRS13 !
|Yes, We had A Fun Day!|