Every time people get excited to watch a rocket launch only to have their hopes dashed with a weather delay, it begs the question: Why on Earth do we launch rockets from Florida? It's regularly pummeled by hurricanes, and it gets more thunderstorms than any other state. Couldn't we launch from somewhere milder, like Southern California? No, and there's a good reason. Three good reasons, in fact.
It's Close to the Equator
It's by the Ocean
It Made Sense at the Time
Why Are Rockets Launched In Florida?
Why Are Rocket Launches Often Cancelled?
It's not lack of planning, that's for sure.
Watch a Rocket Launch in Real Time
Go with Fraser Cain as he sees his first launch.
Written by Ashley Hamer November 2, 2017
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