Hey Space Placers!
I am operating on just 4 hours of sleep after being up 24 hrs and driving almost 600 miles to see LADEE launch last night. It was so worth it!
The turn out at Wallops Island was the largest in the facility's history according to people I interviewed. There was also a HUGE turnout of the public to Virginia's Eastern Shore to see the launch as well - unofficial rumor had it as high as 30,0000 people - absolutely wonderful. I have some pics of the steady car stream to share later.
The countdown and liftoff went like clock work and lift off was at exactly 11:27 p.m. EDT into a star lit sky. I have a video that I will share with you when I process it.
Much more later - I need some coffee right now.
Sky Guy in VA