October 13, 2007

Atlas 5 Rocket Launch Viewed from Cocoa Beach

Marlon heard that there was going to be an Atlas 5 Rocket launching this evening, so we headed over to the Cocoa Beach Pier to view the launch.

This Atlas rocket was to launch the first Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft...whatever that is. Here is the video as recorded by DOUG with the camera...

and here's the same event recorded by MARLON with the camcorder...

The pictures following were taken when we returned to Cocoa Beach during the daytime the following Saturday.

Although the sand at Cocoa Beach is not white like at Navarre Beach, it is pretty clean.

A small sea gull struggles to keep hold of his food.

Marlon made sure to take off his $1 shoes so they didn't get wet.

This is the Cocoa Beach pier where we viewed the Atlas Rocket launch days before. We stood at the very end near the Tiki Bar.

To see a few more pictures of the Atlas Rocket Launch and Cocoa Beach, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2007/october/atlas-rocket-launch/ and http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2007/october/cocoa-beach/ .

To be continued...

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