Booms on the beach - SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch 1-15-23

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Real Estate Agent with Tropical Beachside

Booms on the beach

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch 1-15-23

SpaceX will attempt to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center today at 5:56pm from Launch Pad 39A. The launch was originally scheduled for yesterday at about the same time but was delayed until this evening.

 

There is a 90% chance of good weather at launch time. It is currently 58* and breezy here on the Space Coast so dress warmly if you plan to view the launch in person. 

Expect to hear the double sonic booms approximately eight (8) minutes after liftoff when the side boosters land at Landing Zone 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Sunset will be at 5:48pm this evening and should provide a beautiful background for the launch. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment.

 

Posted by

Diana Zaccaro, PA

Broker Associate

"Your Coastal Connection for Cocoa Beach

and the Brevard County Beaches"

Direct: 321.537.7855  - DianaZaccaro@gmail.com

 Tropical Beachside

  

 

 

 

Comments (20)

Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

This would be so fun to watch the launches Diana!  Hope the weather holds for tonight's launch!  Gorgeous photo!

Jan 15, 2023 12:54 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Awesome Diana!  How fun!

Jan 15, 2023 03:42 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

It is, Anna, and tonight I watched from my kitchen window since I was cooking dinner. The launch went off without a hitch, right on time and the double sonic booms were right on schedule 8 minutes later. Seeing a launch live and in person should be on everyone's bucket list!

The photo was taken from our backyard, glad you like it. Love the new profile pic! 

Jan 15, 2023 03:15 PM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound NMLS#1907 - Puyallup, WA

It seems this would be an exciting thing to experience.  Pretty exciting to be able to experience it from your backyard!

Jan 15, 2023 03:16 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Trish Cole 

Hi Trish, it never gets old and launch day is always a big event here on the Space Coast. 

Jan 16, 2023 01:21 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Diana, so wanted to see a launch, and you are so lucky to be able to see it from your kitchen window!

Jan 15, 2023 03:30 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Joan Cox 

Hi Joan, it takes some planning to be here to see a launch, especially since sometimes they are delayed or scrubbed due to weather or technical issues. This year there are supposed to be more launches than ever before, about 2 a week so the chances of seeing one are much better. I love to watch the launches up close in person but when that isn't possible, the view from the kitchen window works well.

Jan 16, 2023 09:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That is an amazing photo, Diana.  I can't imagine being so fortunate as to being able to watch a launce from your kitchen window.

Jan 15, 2023 05:30 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thanks, Myrl. We get some gorgeous sunsets especially in the cooler months and that photo is one of my favorites. When we bought our condo we did not realize that we could view the launches from the kitchen so that was an added bonus. Launch day is crazy here, I have stopped in the middle of a showing so the clients could watch the launch and people pull off the road if they can't get to a good vantage spot. I think we have rocket fever!

Jan 16, 2023 09:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Diana, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 15, 2023 05:31 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Myrl, thanks for the feature in the Old Farts Club group! 

Jan 16, 2023 09:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana, I always appreciate you space launching posts and here in LA we are not having good weather:)Endre

Jan 15, 2023 10:49 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Endre, I got away from posting the launches and what better way to get back to it than with the Falcon Heavy launch. I have been following the weather in Cali and can't believe what I hear. I hope all is well with you and Diane and she is surviving the cold temperatures. :)

Jan 16, 2023 09:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That would be interesting to see! I hope the weather cooperated.

Jan 16, 2023 04:49 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Kat Palmiotti 

It's a must see, Kat, and should be one everyone's bucket list. The weather was perfect and the launch went off right on time without a hitch.

Jan 16, 2023 09:41 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

SpaceX is amazing!  They send a rocket up into space just about every week.  I love all that Elon is doing for the world.

Jan 16, 2023 05:34 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Brian England 

Brian, you are correct. I heard something that 61 rockets were launched from here last year, not sure if all were SpaceX though. This year I think Elon is planning 100 launches so about 2x/wk. He has made the Space Coast world famous!

Jan 16, 2023 09:44 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I would love to view one of those lift offs.  It still seems so exciting to me.

Jan 16, 2023 08:12 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Ray Henson 

Ray, there is no way to describe viewing a launch in person, it really has to be seen to be appreciated and makes you feel so small in the universe. It's a great bucket list item to see a launch up close and in person.

Jan 16, 2023 09:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana it is brutal tonight, took Holly out for the evening stroll.... 48 degrees... brrr Endre

Jan 16, 2023 09:55 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Endre, 45* here currently and the past three nights have been around 40*. We are supposed to start warming up tomorrow.

Jan 16, 2023 10:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana very funny I guess Hell is about to freeze over:)))))))))Endre

Jan 16, 2023 10:02 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Endre, I kid you not! And I think hell froze over on CB during Christmas week.

Cocoa Beach weather Christmas 2022

Jan 16, 2023 10:44 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Current situation

Current weather from TWC

Jan 16, 2023 10:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana, funny you should mention this our Gardners were here at 7:30 am and it was the same temperature here. I mentioned to the owner why he picked such a cold morning? He said well it is better than doing it in a heat wave:))Endre

Jan 17, 2023 10:49 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Endre, what on earth were you doing awake at 7:30 and speaking sentences? Your gardener had the right idea, though, and cold is relative, the wind is what makes it really unbearable. Have you warmed up yet?

Jan 21, 2023 01:16 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate - thanks for your updates on the launch and your gorgeous photograph! I hope the weather is improving. 

Jan 20, 2023 03:25 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

It did and today is cloudy with rain expected later. Currently 72* so I'll take it!

Jan 21, 2023 01:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes Diana it is shocking I was at such early hour... told my Gardner I just came back from the Farm :))Endre

Jan 21, 2023 09:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Diana. 

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jan 24, 2023 08:28 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This makes me remember when I was back in elementary school and we used to sit and watch the Mercury astronauts launch into space. That was the most exciting thing we did in school back then Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate 

Jan 30, 2023 09:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Diana.

Thank you very much for your comment on my recent post.

Have a productive February!

Feb 15, 2023 08:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Beautiful sky, Diana! It must be exciting to be so close to these space missions.

Feb 25, 2023 02:49 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

We do get the most gorgeous sunsets here, especially in the cooler months. The launches never get old since we are watching history in the making.

Feb 25, 2023 06:54 PM