The Falcon 9 shuttle was scrubbed just minutes before launch due to high winds (120 mph+) at 40,000 feet. What a feeling of disappointment we all felt.
Nevermind, we were determined to go back the next day and see it at its rescheduled time.
Luckily we weren't on any strict timeline and we could linger around Port Canaveral area until we saw a proper rocket launch.
December 5th at 12:29pm:
We witnessed the Falcon 9 lift off to deliver supplies to the ISS (International Space Station).
At lift off, there is tremendous roar, shake and rattle. It is a feeling of raw power and emotion.
The Kennedy Space Center is nothing short of inspiring. What mankind has done in terms of space exploration is absolutely incredible.
Maybe one day, our kids will be taking a year's sabbatical to explore our solar system. You just never know!
|Boarding the bus to take us to the viewing platform for launch.|
|At the launch viewing site.|
|Aila wearing her new launch and re-entry suit.|
|The incredibly massive VAB building. Fun fact: the blue stars part of the flag |
on this building is the size of a basketball court. It's a big building.
|Floating in the International Space Station model.|
|Aunty Anice and Aila|
|Ooop, the rocket launch is cancelled!|
|Picture with retired astronaut Winston Scott.|
|Displays of retired rockets at Kennedy Space Center.|
|Saturn 5 on top of Aila.|
|Atlantic Space shuttle|
|Aila and Daddy|
|The world is in my hands.|
|The Canada Arm!!|
|Cool lego astronaut.|