[amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 9 Successfully Launched

Rick Tejera SaguaroAstro at cox.net
Sun Sep 29 11:06:44 PDT 2013

Years ago I was out telescoping with my astronomy club at a spot about 50
miles west of Phoenix. Just about an hour or so after sunset, we saw this
iridescent orange pillar rising in the west. A Delta with a full complement
of Solid boosters had just launched. We were able to follow it long after
the solids cut out as the sun illuminated the exhaust plume from the main
engines. Staging was quite obvious.

A Spectacular sight, for sure

Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jim Jerzycke
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:43
To: B J
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 9 Successfully Launched

Naw, not really.

Kinda looked like somebody a few blocks away lit off a firework. If you
didn't know what it was, you wouldn't have looked twice at it.

Now a NIGHT LAUNCH from VAFB is really something to see!


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