Andrew Connell

Going to TechEd? Want to see the space shuttle launch Friday evening?

For those of you who aren't from the Florida area attending TechEd next week, I thought there was something you'd want to be aware of. On the last day of TechEd, well after Microsoft does last call, NASA is launching the space shuttle around 7:30p from Cape Canaveral (about an hour or so away from Orlando... due east from Orlando (the part of Florida that juts out a bit into the Atlantic). Here's the details on the shuttle launch: STS-117. Now for your disclaimer... shuttle launches are commonly delayed due to non-ideal weather or other mechanical things (uh, this is rocket science you know). If you can't head over to the cape to see the launch in person, you can usually still see it streak form the sky from Orlando. Been a long time since I've seen it from Orlando, but I have been able to see it from Jacksonville a few times. Regardless... would be one hell of an experience!...

For those of you who aren’t from the Florida area attending TechEd next week, I thought there was something you’d want to be aware of. On the last day of TechEd, well after Microsoft does last call, NASA is launching the space shuttle around 7:30p from Cape Canaveral (about an hour or so away from Orlando… due east from Orlando (the part of Florida that juts out a bit into the Atlantic).

Here’s the details on the shuttle launch: STS-117 .

Now for your disclaimer… shuttle launches are commonly delayed due to non-ideal weather or other mechanical things (uh, this is rocket science you know). If you can’t head over to the cape to see the launch in person, you can usually still see it streak form the sky from Orlando. Been a long time since I’ve seen it from Orlando, but I have been able to see it from Jacksonville a few times.

Regardless… would be one hell of an experience!

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.