One of the advantages of residing at the RV Park on Patrick AFB, FL is that I have a chance to witness (first hand) the rocket launches that occur from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at the Kennedy Space Center which is only about 10 miles from where I filmed this video tonight on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 of Elon Musk’s Space X Falcon 9 and Zuma Pay Load Night Launch.
The video is about 9 minutes long and I tried to capture as much of the entire event from the beginning of the launch thru the recovery back to earth to include the sonic boom near the very end. There are some points in the video for a couple of minutes in the middle that you will only see a black screen, but be patient to see the later part of the video as well as eventually you will see the rocket payload coming back down thru the atmosphere back to earth and then you will hear the sonic boom. Feel free to fast forward if you want in the middle, but don’t miss the end. Enjoy the Video.
As a side note, I was very lucky to get to film done this evening as I was rushing back home this from going on the afternoon Casino Boat Cruise. As usual, I donated my money once again to the casino and came back home a loser with an empty wallet, but I had fun. At one point during the cruise, I went out on the deck to take a break from gambling and ate a portion of a chocolate/peanut butter cup snack and then I started to nod off for just a few minutes while sitting on a chair. When I awoke right before me was this ring-billed gull (see the photo I am also including in this post). I wish I could have gotten a video of the gull a few minutes before, as he came right up to me and started to eat the remaining portion of my snack. Then, I thought, could this be Terry again visiting me for a brief moment, as he loved Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups and didn’t want to miss out. So, I don’t know, seemed like the bird knew me and liked the chocolate/peanut butter snack, just like Terry?
Oops…Had to just update the post…Forgot to add in Terry’s photo when visiting briefly with me earlier today as a pigeon.