Even though we are 100 miles south from the Kennedy Space Center, we were able to view today's launch of the Falcon Heavy Space X rocket this afternoon from the comfort of our clubhouse.
"From the same pad where NASA launched rockets that carried astronauts to the moon, a big, new American rocket arced into space on Tuesday. But this time, NASA was not involved. The rocket, the Falcon Heavy, was built by SpaceX, the company founded and run by the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk." NYTimes. Read the article in its entirety here: Falcon Heavy, In A Roar Of Thunder, Carries SpaceX's Ambition Into Orbit.
I had followed the launch delays most of the afternoon, and when it looked as though it was a go, Bruce and I and many of our condominium residents, made our way to the water by our pier. It was quite a festive gathering!
We were able to see it - until we couldn't....
The last thing remaining, and actually the prettiest, was the tendril left behind. Quite exciting!