I decided I’d better log the launches I’ve seen directly or remotely though without media aid (with my own eyes in other words). I’ll attempt to put them into chronological order and mention if I saw the rocket or the contrail.

Star Party Plus!
During a Star Party, many of us were startled by a rocket contrail which appeared South of our viewing site. We learned later that it was a test off the coast conducted by the military.

Landsat 8
I was part of a NASA Social on the VAFB (Vandenburg Air Force Base) and we saw the launch from a nearby park in Lompoc, CA February 2013.

The beauty of LandSat 8 is that all the images are free!

Find the Landsat8DataUsersHandbook.pdf here!

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