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

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  1. hothie

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    KissinDigital Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    MajinKaze Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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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

    Darth-Dogfish-Head Jedi Master star 4

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

    MattDoc Jedi Knight star 3

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

    KissinDigital Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    YAY!!!!! Hope I'm up that early? It would be 5AM - ish my time :(
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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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

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    wookieesrus Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    KingTomatoXIII Jedi Youngling

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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

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

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

    Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

     
  17. Beretta911

    Beretta911 Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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

    Admiral_Ozzel Jedi Master star 2

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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

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    KissinDigital Jedi Youngling star 1

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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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