Today we got lucky.
My phone was on vibrate but for some reason as I got ready while the girls played hide-and-seek in the cabinets, my unmistakable ringtone blasted from the living room. Jack told me there was to be a test in half an hour and hurried me out the door.
We arrived with time to spare (thanks to a slight delay in the start). We snapped a few shots of the tower--an incredibly expensive tripod built on a former navel base by a millionaire who thought it'd be fun to launch rockets. Now in the hands of SpaceX, it's being put to good use.
|The LOx cloud shooting through the pipes and out the bottom to keep everything nice and cool.|