To understand the purpose of this odd looking ship docked at Port Canaveral is to recognize that rocket fairings cost upwards of $6 million a piece. Until recently these important covers of the Falcon 9 rocket’s payload, protecting the payload through the thicker parts of the Earth’s atmosphere as the rocket roared upward, were simply allowed to crash at their own leisure into the ocean once they were jettisoned as the rocket moved up out of the thickest part of […]
While I wait for time to work up the photos from the launch of CRS-18, here is another image taken while waiting of the massive dirt pile next to the cement plant at Port Canaveral. Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is visible on the horizon where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched CRS-18 on its way to the International Space Station.
The storm clouds cleared away almost at the last minute to allow the CRS-18 resupply mission to the International Space Station take flight on 25 July 2019. The launch photos will have to stay dormant for awhile in the camera until at least this weekend when I can find time to work on them. In the meantime, enjoy this image of two Brown Pelicans winging their way over Port Canaveral taken while waiting for the launch.