John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Delta 1V Heavy Rocket Launches from Cape Canaveral - My 100th post!

Delta 1V Heavy Rocket Launches from Cape Canaveral - My 100th post!

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 :-)

Rocket Launch Cape Canaveral 

Delta 1V on the Pad

Rocket, Cape Canaveral

How it Works

Delta 1V Rocket


Comment balloon 8 commentsJohn Mayer • June 28 2009 10:13AM


John - Congrats on the 100th post and great footage!


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 11 years ago

Blast off!!!!!! 100're officially in the big boy's club.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) about 11 years ago

Hi're pretty quick on your feet old boy (just another Canuck expression from the Queen's land).  Great shot...and nice reporting.

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 11 years ago

John, another good reason to live in Florida and especially the Cape area!  You were quick on the draw.  CONGRATUATIONS on turning 100!!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 11 years ago

Pretty cool!  Great timing and nice shot!

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) about 11 years ago

I love watching planes take off and land but this would sure beat that all to heck.  The things you can see out on your bike with a camera, eh?  Just throwing in another Canadianism lol.

Bob from Belleville just hit 100 tonight also. Good work guys.  Hey Larry, "big boy's club???".  I guess it would be politically incorrect to say big girl's club? 

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) about 11 years ago

John - Congratulations on your 100th post.

A couple of years ago, after Spectral Magic had concluded, I heard a number of people pointing upwards to the sky.  I saw the Space Shuttle heading off into space, although from our vantage point near Liberty Square, it was very small in the sky.

It was very exciting.

Posted by FN LN about 11 years ago

Thank you all so much for the congrats.

Gail - You mean they don't say that in Florida? :-)

Jenny - Y'all come down and visit, eh? Go Canada!

Larry - Forgot your PC hat today, I see :-)

Marc - It's great to see at any distance.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 11 years ago