2.25.2012

PHOTO HUNT: LOUD

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:15 PM, Eastern Time, successful launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying a Navy communications satellite.  This satellite will orbit more than 22,000 miles above the earth, acting as a giant "cell phone tower".  This is the largest satellite ever launched by an Atlas rocketHaving lived on the "Space Coast" of Florida for many years now, we have gotten very accustomed to LOUD noises ... the roar of shuttles launching into space, the twin sonic booms of their landings.  Left, a photo in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center ~ my granddaughter covers her ears as if these rockets might loudly launch at any moment! The Rocket Garden is a display area for unmanned rockets ~ the Atlas, the Delta, the Titans that lift into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Though the shuttle program has ended, these unmanned launches are still quite frequent ~ still very LOUD




14 comments:

  1. Have a good break.....

    pawhugs, Max

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  2. It's so exciting. A hundred years ago M lived in Melbourne. That was back when they send up the unmanned shuttles. It was such a thrill to see one launched. Wish we could see one of these for real sometime.

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  3. Enjoy your break.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. ZH deserves a break. Perhaps she'll read the gardening book in the basket while she's on hiatus. :)

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  5. Have a restful break and see you when you get back!

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  6. Have a good break! We'll be waiting for your return!

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  7. I lived in Altemonte Springs for a year loved it there. Got too see 2 launches.
    Have a relaxing break.
    Linda 7 Cinnamon

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  8. I've had the awesome pleasure once... from far away.
    Thanks for joining The Saturday PhotoHunt.
    I hope that doesn't mean you won't be able to 'DROP' by next Saturday...
    ♥ Sandi

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  9. Wow, that DOES sound loud! Have a great break friends. We love you!

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  10. Mom and Dad are so silly. They heard the boomies and thought one of us was in the closet trying to get out. Later on Mom realized it was the rocket!!

    Enjoy your break!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  11. holy cannolis, teh noise from that must be bombastic!

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