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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:14 AM

10. The further from the equator you go...

The more interesting the sky watching.

When I was in SoCal, the last time I lived there in the '80s, I saw several things launched from Vandenberg, not in the southern part of the state, and the plumes were very colorful. Since these launches were not always announced to the public, we were sometimes taken by surprise at some thing in the sky of unknown origin.

The part I didn't like was when I was driving in LA, in a semi, and when people start noticing the plumes, they go crazy. Some stop or almost pull over thus taking up two lanes... when you aren't sure whether you're about to get nuked or not, hard to tell what ten thousand people rolling down the freeway will respond. 80,000lbs takes a bit of distance to bring to a stop so events like that get dicey real quick.

And The failures, where the thing burns up, is also spectacular to see. Would be more so further north.

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