Saturday, October 31, 2015

Just the boys home watching the Halloween #GPSIIF11 launch. #CapeLife

Jen works on Saturdays, leaving the boys home alone for shenanigans. Rafi awoke from a mini cat-nap just in time to watch ULA's successful launch of Atlas V rocket with GPSIIF11 (GPS 2F-11, the 11th of 12 total) payload from our balcony. Teddy as usual was the early warning system for the sound wave.

Popping out from behind the rooftops, the rocket soars upwards. If you didn't know it was a rocket launch day, you would have heard it a few minutes later but missed the bright part of the show.
A very standard launch, but never a dull moment in Cape Canaveral.
All systems Go! We were listening to the audio feed and this was his reaction pre launch. He's wearing his Darth Manatee onesie designed at our baby shower.
Go! Go! Go! Fist pump.
A successful launch viewing! Everyone made a little noise during the launch. Go Mets!
(NY Mets lost the World Series later that week)

The official stats:
Oct. 31 Atlas 5   •  GPS 2F-11
Launch time: 1613 GMT (12:13 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-060, will launch the U.S. Air Force’s 11th Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Sept. 16, Sept. 22 and Oct. 30. Read our full story. [Oct. 31]


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