Watch a Space Launch at the Cape
NASA: Two, one zero. We have solid rocket booster ignition and liftoff..
ambience: rocket launch The sound of a space launch at Cape Canaveral.
One of the reasons to consider this region of Florida as a science destination – a place where you can witness science in action. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.
Frommer: A lot of people head to Orlando because they want to go to the amusement parks. I think a great thing to do is to drive about an hour away from the city and you go to Cape Canaveral.
Pauline Frommer is Editorial Director for the Frommer Guidebooks & Frommers.com.
Frommer: The great reason to go there is not only do you see the history of all of these important space launches and a great museum where you see tons of artifacts related to those launches, but launches are going on today, because Elon Musk is using Cape Canaveral to do his launches into space. The interesting thing about those launches is you watch them; you hear the big sonic boom when the rocket goes out of the atmosphere. But all of his launches come back to earth. So a couple of minutes later you hear the sonic boom again as it comes back into the atmosphere. Anybody can watch the launches. They’re usually announced by Cape Canaveral in advance. It’s a very exciting thing to watch.
Our thanks to Pauline Frommer. For information on upcoming launches check out KennedySpaceCenter.com. That’s KennedySpaceCenter.com. We’ll about more science destinations in future programs. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.