Justin Cox
Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Behind the Photo

I grew up watching rockets launch. In elementary school, teachers would march us outside to stare up at the sky and look for launching shuttles. At night, people would pull over and get out of their car to look for the orange glow reaching toward the heavens.

Orlando is about fifty miles from Cape Canaveral. Close enough to be able to see every launch without a telescope. Staring at the…