Blast off into space!
Monday night was kind of cool. There was a rocket taking off from Maryland and heading with supplies to the International Space Station.
What was really cool, however, was that the rocket was going to be able to be seen from a bunch of surrounding states.
I checked out the maps and what they were saying for my area and figured I’d give it a go, especially with it being a clear night.
At first, I obviously wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I mean, it’s not often you get the chance to see a rocket go flying by in your skies, right?
Anyway, the map showed if we were going to see it, it would be somewhere in the 150-180 second range. Give or take, of course.
So after watching the cool launch online, I headed to higher ground to watch. I scanned the skies and at about 2:30, I saw something fly overhead.
Again, I didn’t know what I was looking for. There were blinking lights. This was definitely not a rocket, rather a plane. Then I saw a second plane.
I was ready to give up when I actually heard something. It sounded like something flying overhead so I started scanning the skies.
And … holy crap.
Sure enough, overhead, with a lone light on the back end (the flames) was the rocket going overhead. It’s not like you could see the whole thing (how cool would it be if they did this during the day and you could see the actual rocket?), but it was moving quick and it was pretty cool to watch. I saw it go into the night and eventually disappear into the distance.
That was cool.
It’s not often in life you get to see things like this, so I was pumped to be able to view it.
Did any of you see it as well? Did you hear it also? Let me know below!