50 years ago today, at 9:32 AM ET, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket. At 9:32 AM ET this morning in 2019, you can watch as the U.S. Space& Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL attempts a record of its own.
The Space& Rocket Center will play host to a open of 5, 000 simulation rockets all blasting off at once, in what will be an attempt at a Guinness world record for the most projectiles launched at once. It’s a show with patrons including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the United Launch Alliance, which all of course manage actual rocket openings with fair frequency.
Those model rockets may be small, but 5,000 of anything that’s propelled by saw blowups into the sky is bound to be quite the support, so got my eye on the creek above for the fireworks.
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