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Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: wLeNU ()
Date: October 22, 2016 05:03PM

I drew a line from Wallops to Fairfax to find a good place to watch the launch. Looks like one of the few places is the Occoquan Reservoir.
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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: October 22, 2016 07:06PM

You mean the launch last week? Bring your DeLorean!

Seriously, thanks. I vaguely considered driving over to Wallops to watch the launch, but four hours each way seemed a bit much...

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: just saying ()
Date: October 22, 2016 08:02PM

Thanks. I may check your theory out on the next one.

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: Man, we ain't seen shit! ()
Date: October 22, 2016 08:10PM

Hopefully you get the movie reference!!!

Have not seen anything the last few launches from Western FFX County even though they say you should be able to? Maybe it is light pollution or the booster just does not get high enough to break the horizon with all the tree's and such. Supposedly Chincoteague is a great place to see them and you can get a room for the night and not have to drive back the same day.

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: cbyCW ()
Date: October 22, 2016 08:38PM

I wonder if you could get a reflection of the launch in the water, that would be cool.

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: Man, we ain't seen shit! ()
Date: October 22, 2016 09:09PM

cbyCW Wrote:
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> I wonder if you could get a reflection of the
> launch in the water, that would be cool.

I would say yes based on this video. The "Atomic Bomb" comment is rather stupid.

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2014/10/29/rocket-explosion-reaction/18120185/

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: Jay2u ()
Date: December 01, 2019 11:45AM

Just watch from the powerlines. Launch earlier in November i could see for a solid 2 minutes at 9 am

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Re: Occoquan Reservoir the perfect place to watch Wallops launches
Posted by: Silver Diner ()
Date: December 02, 2019 10:03PM

A straight line to Silver Diner.

That's where we had a walloping good launch.

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