KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL

It's not every day that you get to see a rocket launch into Space! On October 31st, I had the opportunity to do this while at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. I initially thought this was the best place to view the rocket launch so I paid the $50+ admission fee, boy was I wrong. As I entered the Kennedy Space Center "viewing area", I was quite disappointed as it was very dull. I was expecting somewhat of a view of the launch pad, high above, inside one of the many buildings that I saw at the space center. However, instead you're sitting outside on bleachers in the hot sun in what feels like a back alley with a fence and trees directly in front of you. You're only able to see the rocket once it's high enough in the sky. Who thought that this was a great idea? NASA, if you're reading this, I bet its the least of your problems, but please make a better viewing area at the center. For those who want to get a "full experience", I would suggest paying for the VIP viewing area (which was sold out way in advance so I couldn't even get tickets).

If you're on a budget and want to see the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, drive around and park at destinations such as "Cocoa Beach Pier" along any public beach in the area. You will probably have a way better view than the Space Center. However, there is a plus to paying for admission at the center. You get to experience a space shuttle ride simulator, it's as close to the real thing as you're going to get. It's pretty cool.

Can you guys spot the rocket amongst the clouds image? If you look close enough, there's a tiny red flare. It's actually quite large despite how small it looks. As the rocket ascended into the sky, you can feel the tremendous rumble of the rocket booster. Do check out the website https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events.aspx for the next launch and many other things you can do at the center. Hopefully, you will have a better viewing experience!