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“Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.”
– Louis L’Amour
Grrr… Here I am, getting ready for a nice relaxing night at home, when I get a text message. Apparently there’s a rocket launch tonight.
I don’t know how I missed this… maybe it’s a spy satellite (despite being called “weather observation satellite”). Oh, I see. It’s a DoD payload. Those don’t get announced until the last minute.
It’s at 9:24 pm, so it’s a true night launch. It’s an Atlas V, which is the largest rocket the US has, so it should be an impressive sight to see…
I really have no choice, especially after vowing the other day to not let opportunities pass me by… I can leave my house at 8:00 pm and be there in plenty of time; a “mere” rocket launched on a week night doesn’t draw the crowds like a early evening shuttle launch does….
Wait, this just in. It got scrubbed due to fuel valve problems… All that debate for nothing. Oh well, what else is new…
Back to editing pictures.