Funny how times have changed. This would have been the top story for a week before and a week after back in the day. Now it's just a sidebar.
Back in the early 90's, I got to know Gene Cernan, the last guy to walk on the moon. The company I was with was doing some business with him. Pretty cool guy. And talk about having bragging rights that beat all other bragging rights, "last guy to walk on the moon," pretty much wins every time.
My son is working a security detail in Indialantic Beach just south of the cape and invited us up to watch the launch from his seaside hotel balcony. There was a TV right by the balcony slider tuned the the launch. I'm watching the countdown on TV and happened to look out to see the rocket going up! The broadcast was on a 15-second delay--in case something goes "wrong" they can cut the "live" feed.
Visibility was not great and the rocket went from cloud to cloud. It was smaller and less impressive than a shuttle launch, but still great to see the US back in the manned rocket business.
And the overpasses and beaches were packed tighter than NYC rats in a sewer and not hardly a mask to be seen.
While waiting for the launch,I watched a documentary about the first moon landing. When Armstrong says "The Eagle Has Landed"
my TV screen got kind of "misty"..funny because I heard those words live in 1969 and several times since.:smile:
I watched it with great fascination on the CBS livestream. Was working around the property. and remembered just in time to come in and watch on the first stream I could easily find.
Enjoyed watching the launch and all, but the CBS stream was infuriating. I will not watch them again for something like this. They have their banner band at the bottom of the screen, where they can run their broadcaster ID and chyrons, and the banner completely covered up all of the telemetry data that was being displayed for the launch, for the entire time I watched the coverage. It was in their broadcast that way. No way to change it by changing views or screen size or anything...
This is a photo of the typical overpasses around the cape during the SpaceX launch. Notice how well social distancing was maintained and the widespread use of masks. I passed on this and chose a fifth-floor balcony instead.
Guys, you must check out the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit model this year!
Seeing some of the posts regarding the NON PC Joke Thread, it's clearly in demand and while I have no problem with gallows humor let's do our best to keep things within the forum rules.
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Here is the summary: St. Petersburg police will now send social workers, not police officers to call for:
Mental health crises
Homeless complaints and panhandling...
I posted a comment on a link with photos of statues that drew some comments that felt my statements were inappropriate or out of place. Maybe so, that said my families history dictates that I must have a voice. Someone commented that I dare not compare Nazis to the South during slavery, sorry...
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