One of the perks of living on the Space Coast is that you get to see and HEAR Shuttle and rocket launches. As I was riding my bike on Saturday, a Delta 1V Heavy Rocket took off carrying a GOES-O weather satellite. I grabbed my camera and had time for a few quick shots before it roared out of sight... And I mean roared! Dogs were barking, parrots were squawking and car alarms went off. It was fun to watch.
The Space Program is a vital part of this area and provides jobs for thousands. With the winding down of the Shuttle program, it is hoped that the vast pool of technology workers in Brevard County will be utilized by other new programs. It looks promising from reports I have read. All in all, this is a great place to live, work or be a tourist. Come on down and watch a launch from your new condo balcony :-)
Delta 1V on the Pad
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