[08:43 PM]: 3 minutes. I'm going out now. see ya when she's up and safe
[08:52 PM]: that is so FUCKING great!!
as soon as they go to ignition, the whole sky lights up, and i'm an hour away!
it's like a nuclear explosion, it's that bright
and it rises slowly into the sky, what a show for all the planes coming into OIA
bright orange, and then you can see the SRBs detach and fall away
its incredible from here, so much more so when you go down to the coast to see it up close
you see it, then feel the rumble, low at first, then it hits you in the gut
if you're on the water, the fish start jumping out
here, all the dogs started to bark
and you hear all the people standing in their backyards, yelling and clapping
it is something to see, and i've seen it many times
at work, we go out into the area where the tourists are, not caring. and we yell and clap. no matter how many times you see it
it's very .... florida. It's ours, and we love it
Sunday, December 10, 2006
It's Very ... Florida!
This is a guest posting from a friend of mine who lives in Orlando, an hour away from Cape Canaveral, and who is a space nut. I’m not terribly interested in the space program, but nothing I have read explains the thrill like this stream of consciousness I have edited down from an Instant-Message exchange from just before until just after launch of the space shuttle the night of Dec. 9, viewable from her back yard.