Watch Shuttle Launches - 140 Miles away from Cape Canaveral

I watched shuttle launches from my home 140 miles north of Cape Canaveral, from my driveway. It was an amazing experience.

Subject says it all. Cape Canaveral is 140 miles south of my house. You can watch the shuttle launch on TV… wait about 5-10 seconds and then walk out in the front yard to see it streak across the Atlantic on it’s way over Africa for about 10 seconds. I can’t see the booster rocket separation, but you know when it happens because that’s essentially where the visible smoke trail and engine’s are no longer visible. But for about 20 seconds, you can clearly see the engine fire even on a sunny day. Never ceases to amaze me how fast is streaks through the sky even this far away.

STS Discovery

STS Discovery

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud 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 helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

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