I think that Brian Shields from Orlando’s WFTV 9 said it best: “Who’s staying up tonight!”
— Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) August 6, 2018
I’m really delighted to see how excited the local news is in Florida. I like to think that after nearly a decade of downtime since the Shuttle was mothballed, and far more years than that since there was palpable excitement across the country and the world for the promise of space flight, they are delighted to see this industry returning to their area, and with real conviction!
This flight is important, because it is the first reuse of their new Block 5 model first stage booster. Specifically, this will be the second flight of booster B1046, which was first flown on May 11th 2018 for Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.
So – stay up, or set an alarm, for the Merah Putih mission! (press kit)
- WFTV9 !