We drove out to the Cape to see the launch of the shuttle last night. It was incredible, and I’m so glad to have been able to show it to the kids.
We can watch the launches from our front porch (we’re not that far from the Cape), but we really just see a plume once the rocket or shuttle is high in the sky. The nighttime launch at the Cape was so much brighter than I anticipated–a massive fireball ascending.
I wish you could have been there, too. :-)
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