The day I caught 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.
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.
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