Rocket Launch

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by hothie, Aug 3, 2010.

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  1. hothie Jedi Master

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    Hey everybody. We were just browsing the Kennedy Space Center website (kennedyspacecenter.com), and we saw that there is scheduled to be a rocket launch on Thursday August 12th between 7:13-7:34 AM. So, if you're waiting in line or just out and about, make sure you look to the East at that time and have your camera ready. :)
  2. KissinDigital Jedi Knight

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    I'll just walk my door and stand on my drive way. :cool:

    Though I wish so bad that it was a night shuttle launch. Even out the con center you guys would see it and I promise you would never forget it.

    I live here and I still am awed by that experience - even after the ... 7th/8th time?
  3. hothie Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I saw a night launch while I was in Orlando in 92. I happened to be sitting by a lake, so I could see the giant ball of flame not only ascending into the dark night, but also reflecting off of the water. True, I still haven't forgotten it. ;)
  4. MajinKaze Jedi Knight

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    Seriously? This is happening? Holy crap, I hope I see this.
  5. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I was hoping to see the Discovery landing, since it was originally planned to land next week, but since the missions has been delayed that won't be possible. Still if I'm up it would be cool to see a rocket launch.
  6. Darth-Dogfish-Head Force Ghost

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    Very cool! Thanks for posting this, I would have been disappointed if I had missed it.
  7. MattDoc Jedi Knight

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    Very cool. Will we really have a chance of seeing this from where we'll be?
  8. KissinDigital Jedi Knight

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    Just look east. Rockets aren't quite as bright as a shuttle launch but yeah, you really will have a chance to see it - assuming there are minimal clouds.

    I saw a night launch on Disney property, even with trees and buildings it was a clear view.
  9. SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR

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    YAY!!!!! Hope I'm up that early? It would be 5AM - ish my time :(
  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I saw a night shuttle launch once from Orlando as well. It was about 4 or 5am. The hotel had actually opened one of the big top-floor suites for people who wanted to watch, but I checked and my balcony faced the right way. I put the TV on to a channel doing a countdown and when it got close I went on the balcony. It was beautiful - just this ball of flame heading skywards! If you get the chance to see a night launch I recommend it!
  11. hothie Jedi Master

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    Let's all hope for sunny weather! Not only for those standing outside, but also so we can all see the rocket launch. :)
  12. wookieesrus Jedi Knight

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    Also for anyone that will be driving in the area at this time, or for those that will have a portable radio, you can tune to radio station AM 1240 and AM 1350 to hear the launch coverage.
  13. KingTomatoXIII Jedi Knight

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    I've seen a couple of shuttle launches from daytona beach, definately worth the gander if you're able to take a look.
  14. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Very cool. I hope the weather will be good enough for us to see it. :D
  15. hothie Jedi Master

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    Is anyone else planning on seeing Kennedy while in Fl?
  16. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Not this trip, just don't have the time or funds. Already spending time at Disney.

  17. Beretta911 Jedi Knight

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    Awesome, I'll def look that way.

    I'm headed off to Kennedy after I hit Disney World and Universal.

  18. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    We are planning to do that on Monday after CV.
  19. Admiral_Ozzel Force Ghost

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    No other plans other than C5. I will be looking to the sky for the chance to see this though.
  20. jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    don't forget there's also the Perseid meteor shower... if we have clear skies at night...
  21. KissinDigital Jedi Knight

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    Forget the skies, unless a person heads out of town, the light pollution means they won't see a thing either way. :C
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