Mark Hammer

No questions, actually, but my son and his buddies have driven down from Ottawa expressly for the launch. He’s a civil engineering grad but his buddies are all grads of the aerospace engineering program here. Thrilling road trip with his buddies for my kid, more of a pilgrimage for the other guys.

They apparently had to enter a lottery for the opportunity to buy tickets, so a bunch of them did that, and fortunately one of them won and they all got tickets through him. I’m told the tickets basically get you onto the controlled-access causeway, linking the Cape and the rest of Florida. From that point, it’s sort of a long skinny tailgate party until launch. I hope the doofus has kept his phone charged. I want pictures!