Space Ship Takes off at Cape Canaveral Air force Station, Florida

@ramapo17 (25553)
Melbourne, Florida
August 14, 2017 3:59pm CST
Today was an exciting day and great weather made it so as the Space Ship took off about 12:34PM. It carried about 6,000 pounds and it was headed way above the clouds to resupply the International Space Station. We can see and feel it right in our house and if the weather is nice we can see it clearly. My husband and I go out to watch it even in the middle of the night. Today I stayed inside and watched it on tv as it is so hot outside. I did feel it though, even in the house. It is always exciting.
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@MALUSE (43439)
• Uzbekistan
14 Aug 17
What a spectacle!
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
It is always so great to watch and if it wasn't so hot out I would go out. The tv has great coverage and we can see it clearer there but knowing we are right below it is amazing. Sometimes they don't make it and have to return.
@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
It really is great to see.
@amadeo (72934)
• United States
14 Aug 17
so it sounds there.
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
Yes, it is very loud. For some reason some of them are louder than others. Maybe because of the weight and size of them. Not sure but a good question for me to start asking.
@amadeo (72934)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@ramapo17 must have been something to see there
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Aug 17
@amadeo At night it is really nice as you can see it for a long time unless it is cloudy outside. We can feel it in the house sometimes to. When we first moved here I had no idea about them so close and my husband was sound asleep and I thought the house was falling down. That one shook the house a lot.
@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
15 Aug 17
I always wanted to watch it live !! That must be exciting for you :)
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Aug 17
It is always exciting to watch and listen to it.
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
16 Aug 17
@ramapo17 I am not sure about listening, the sound must be a bit scary
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 17
@vsai2008 It doesn't scare me even though it is very loud.
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@Corbin5 (115715)
• United States
14 Aug 17
What a sight that would be to see the space ship take off. I think I heard they were carrying a lot of ice cream on that ship.
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
Are they going to sell it up there??
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@Corbin5 (115715)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@ramapo17 There was extra freezer space, so NASA packed little cups of vanilla, chocolate and birthday cake ice cream, as well as ice cream candy bars. Those treats should be especially welcomed by U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, in orbit since November. She's due back at the beginning of September. Newly arrived U.S. spaceman Randolph Bresnik turns 50 next month.
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
I am sure the people up there would love it.
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@jstory07 (69762)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Aug 17
That is good we send supplies to the space station. I wonder what kinds of supplies that they get.
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@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
I will have to see if they mention it on the news tonight or tomorrows paper.
@ramapo17 (25553)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Aug 17
I just found out another one is going up next week. My husband keeps up with the schedule and is always out there watching it.
@Courtlynn (55039)
• United States
15 Aug 17
Sounds loud and scary. Lol
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