Waiting for the take off of The Space X Falcon Rocket

@ramapo17 (25613)
Melbourne, Florida
February 6, 2018 1:25pm CST
We are waiting for the take off of the Space X Rocket from Orlando, Florida. So far it has been delayed a few hours. This is one of the most powerful space crafts that was ever built. After it goes up it will return back where it started. There are hundreds of people all over Florida to watch this amazing challenge. We just have to go outside to watch it. Normally when the rockets go up down here we can hear the loud noise as well as feel the house shake. I cannot imagine this time. I hope the house stays standing.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Feb
I was surprised at how much public attention this rocket launch received. I guess it had a lot to do with how big the rocket was! I heard that the crowds at and around Kennedy Space Center were almost as big as the crowds for the final space shuttle launch. It's great to see that the public is still interested in space exploration and still supports our outer space missions! Elon Musk and the SpaceX program have certainly put excitement back in the people's hearts!
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Feb
The news showed so many people that came in from all over the country. Some went in RV's and stayed over night. Luckily it was great weather for it.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Feb
@ramapo17 I'm just happy that everything went smoothly for the launch of the rocket! It's great to see successful launches!
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
12 Feb
@moffittjc Right, I would hate to watch one that didn't make it. We have a friend that was an astronaut and was suppose to go up on the next one but they canceled the program then. I would be a wreck if I was married to him. That is a real scary job.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Feb
For me that would be a good reason to live in Florida. I've always loved all things Space.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
When we first moved here it was such a novelty and now we are getting use to it. My husband always knows ahead of time as reports are on the television everyday. It is amazing how the house feels it sometimes.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Feb
@ramapo17 So, did it shake when it took off? I did find a feed with the launch.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
@just4him I didn't feel anything this time where some other times the whole house shook. It doesn't make sense as this one was so much bigger.
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@spiderdust (7202)
• San Jose, California
6 Feb
Ooh, thank you for reminding me that we were planning to watch the launch! I'll go find a stream of it right now.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
I hope you saw it. It is always a great thing to watch and living here we feel it to.
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• San Jose, California
7 Feb
@ramapo17 We watched it. I was all prepared for a possible explosion, but it worked! How did your house do during the launch?
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
@spiderdust Amazing how they get those things up in the air and back so safely being they are so big and heavy.
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@Courage7 (16346)
• United States
6 Feb
Cool, what is it going to do while up there do you know?
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Feb
It is not staying there, it is coming right back. It is the heaviest ever so I think they want to make sure it will make it and back.
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@Courage7 (16346)
• United States
6 Feb
@ramapo17 Okay..thats a lot of money to just 'see' if something will come back or not lol
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
@Courage7 They want to find out how much weight it can take for the future and like all the others to make sure it will take the trip successfully.
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@Plethos (10935)
• United States
6 Feb
ive heard that there are high winds in the upper atmosphere they want to avoid and i also found out that the rocket is very heavy !
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
I am sure the rocket is heavy and this one is bigger than all the previous ones.
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@Plethos (10935)
• United States
7 Feb
@ramapo17 - i was amazed at the rockets returning and landing on a pad, at the same time!
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
@Plethos The whole thing is truly amazing.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb
I like the fact that you've written rockets go 'up down here'. I know exactly what you mean but it made me smile.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
How else would I say it. They are going up in the sky and I live in the bottom of the United States. I cannot stop laughing.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Feb
@ramapo17 I would have said it exactly the same.
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@Mshafeeq (1553)
• Bangalore, India
7 Feb
Yes its world's strongest rocket. It's a great feeling too.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
Yes it is.
@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
6 Feb
I saw it on TV. It was amazing. I hope you get to see the whole thing from start to finish. So cool.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Feb
I watched it on television and my husband was out by the pool with many other people. The roads were packed as people made a big outing and was at the take off place from early morning. There were hundreds of people.
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@maezee (33394)
• United States
6 Feb
Wow! That must be some experience.
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@ramapo17 (25613)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Feb
It is exciting.
@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
14 Feb
It could be so exciting to see rockets as they fly to the space unknown.
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@YrNemo (14717)
13 Feb
I haven't followed the news lately. Will go check this out.
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