Last week, I was driving from Miami to Orlando when I got sleepy and pulled over near Cape Canaveral. Before long I saw lots of cars parked beside the road and wondered what was going on. I noticed that most 0f the people were looking toward the space center, so I stopped. Before I could get ready, I saw a blaze of light, and a rocket slowly lift off.
Excited, I grabbed a brand new camera I had in the car to photograph sights along the road. However, I had not learned it well enough to capture a fast moving object. I ran to my trunk, got a camera I knew well, put on a lens, and shot image after image until the rocket faded from view.
I was thrilled! Ever since I was a boy I have wanted to be in Cape Canaveral to see to a rocket take off – especially the space shuttles. I had watched the early Gemini rockets from our porch and classroom in Orlando, but I wanted to be there to see the smoke and blaze, hear the roar of the engines, and feel the rumble. Now all unexpectedly, I was present to see the launch of a SpaceX Rocket. I was as happy as I could be. This image is what I saw.