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The day I caught rocket fever

Posted by Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society (Creator)
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Rocket Fever

On February 6, 2018, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with two of my heroes: Bill Nye on the left, Buzz Aldrin on the right. Our eyes were fixed on the first vertical Falcon Heavy rocket. Figuring the world's most powerful rocket might send me flying backwards once the countdown hit zero, I gripped the railing so tightly I started to lose the feeling in my fingertips.

MaryLiz Bender
MaryLiz Bender

FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH VIEWING SITE
Awaiting the launch of the Falcon Heavy demonstration flight from the balcony of the Saturn V building at Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018.

That was my first rocket launch experience and the day I became infected with rocket fever. You can read all about it in my new blog post

If you have rocket fever like I do, then enter our contest to win your own chance to watch a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch our LightSail 2 spacecraft into high Earth orbit. If you win, you’ll have an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience where you will see this historic launch and have lunch and dinner with Bill Nye and other backers and members of The Planetary Society.  


Join us at the forefront of human innovation and exploration. You don't want to miss it. 

Ad Astra, 

MaryLiz Bender
Digital Content Coordinator
     & Planetary Radio Associate Producer     

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    1. MetalArend
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      "Winners must not be residents of Belgium" - say what? :(