The second time is the charm for the crew aboard SpaceX’s Dragon perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket as they rode their way into history. A lot has been made out of the launch this past weekend because the US is sending astronauts to space from American soil again. The real reason to be excited and use the terms groundbreaking is that those astronauts were put there by a private company. Yes, NASA helped by supplying support and Astronauts but SpaceX trained them to fly Dragon. The history of space travel was paved by massive government-funded efforts- Saturday the 30th of May, 2020 the final frontier was truly opened to the people. We don’t just go on about this event because we are space nuts -see Space Camp post. We talk about this moment because we were there. Amanda and I drove the cross-state to Cocoa Beach to watch the launch. Yes, we’re were a bit far from the launch pad to see the rocket sitting on the pad but we got to see that baby soar through the sky on its way into orbit. We stood on the rooftop deck of a bar and tuned in our radio to Cocoa Beach Public Radio (AM) and listened to the countdown and lift off and then looked to the sky. We were just as thrilled as when we sat minimum safe distance for the Wallops launch several years ago. I hope you are excited too because space is the ultimate travel experience.