DL we stayed at Manatee south of the cape which has a viewing of the launch but it is pretty far from the launch. We went to Titusville park which is across from the launch pad to watch the launch. You need to be there early. Those that watched from Manatee say you can get a good view but we wanted as close as possible without buying tickets. You can purchase tickets to get closer but they are probably sold out. Manatee is probably also booked. County rv park that is ok and prices were not bad. Wifi also. They have a website.
DL, Here is the website of Manatee Hammock in Brevard fl just south of the cape http://www.nbbd.com/godo/prec/ManateeCamp/ The name of the park that we watched the launch from was Kennedy Point Park which is located near the junction of SR50 and US 1. You need to get to the park about 3 hrs before launch for a good site. Take chairs, snacks and water. The park is located straight across the Indian River from launch pads and about 12 miles. The launch is a must see event. AWESOME
anyone heard form DL and how his shuttle destintion is going he only has a few hours left ,, i bet that's it,, he's fighting for good spot and he had to use his laptop as a weapon :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
now that hit the nail on the head ,, but i don't think he'll think of that ,, or maybe he is using it to get the spot he want to watch the launch ,, u know it's kinda like using smoke bombs to despurce crowds.... :laugh: :laugh:
I could just picture that ,, and then he would want to show them just how it would work ,, he would be renting a crane to stap the dodge onto the shuttle ,, jsut to prove a point... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Then he would want a gazzilon dollars for showing up NASA and improving the enviroment of all the hazzardoust smells the booster rockets put out ,, he might even get to meet Al Gore and help with the Greenhouse effect and global warming ,, heck after that he won't want anything to do with us lowley rving type people :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Hey Guys/Gals, I'm here at Manatee-Hammock County RV park getting ready to see the launch. I got to crawl around the launch site and Assembly buildings before they were open to the public (1982). I was part of the Air Force Shuttle Program at Vandenberg AFB. The AF program was cancelled after the first Shuttle disaster. I got to watch the #5 landing at Edwards AFB in 1983 as part of the AF Shuttle team. Never did get to see a launch until now. Hopefully it will go off as scheduled today. Probably won't compare to my Dodge launching my RV down the road, but then little does. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: