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05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!

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A rainbow over Buffalo airport. I took it as a good sign that the flight would actually happen and I'd actually make it
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Sunset above the clouds
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About an hour and a half until liftoff and we're on our way to the launchpad!
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James waits on the wall mere feet from where we witnessed Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight almost exactly a year ago.
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This was the best photo I could get of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle itself. The cloud coming off is excess oxygen gas
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The VAB stands tall with the Falcon 9 in the background (you'll have to really look hard to find it)
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The Falcon 9 had a flawless liftoff and sent the Dragon spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station and a date with history.
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The same image after a little bit of post processing. I got very lucky that this shot came out as well as it did.
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The whole experience had a dreamlike quality to it
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Well, I'm in the south (sort of) so we had to hit Waffle House
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James loves Waffle House
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I completely forgot to take a picture of me on the bridge, so this will have to do
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News coverage of the launch in the airpot
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After a whirlwind trip and not even six hours in Florida, I'm heading back to Buffalo! What an adventure!!
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