Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?

2016 October 18
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Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?

Out of all the locations NASA could have chosen in the U.S., why Florida? Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Bryce Daifuku, Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://lightningsafety.com/nlsi_info/lightningmaps/US_FD_Lightning.pdf http://iss.astroviewer.net http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/basic/ http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/a10840.html http://www.nss.org/articles/falconheavy.html http://afspacemuseum.org/displays/BRNAS/ http://www.kosmotras.ru/en/bayconur/ http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESA_Permanent_Mission_in_Russia/Plesetsk http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Europe_s_Spaceport/Europe_s_Spaceport2 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/space-shuttle-weather-florida/ https://www.nasa.gov/content/commercial-crew-program-the-essentials/#.V7nndWWLn6o http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/142825main_Bobsled_Launch.pdf Reynolds, David West. Kennedy Space Center: Gateway To Space. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2006. pp 62-63 Image Links: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Shepard_during_Mercury-Redstone_3.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aldrin_Apollo_11_original.jpghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Space_shuttles_Atlantis_(STS-125)_and_Endeavour_(STS-400)_on_launch_pads.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/kezze/15419916116/in/photolist-puB6QG-6pXWtB-6zXt9U-9v931a-fSLEFo-8mrsFu-cdpopS-62PXRa-9v92dz-59K19t-6Pf5XJ-d6u3fd-d6tHKC-abWDr6-d6umom-9v93VV-f5Uz6D-7LyyP9-65fLHm-3vqQ2C-jddm1Y-6AtEy5-9wzpok-6ungMs-d6tHBj-24Qd3z-nF8JUY-abWFre-r4nHr-6PaVDP-e96zKj-fSLBPG-24QgW6-4SdKNg-e96zVq-6Pf5Ww-393Nxx-d6u9Wm-aa1HFg-abZujE-d6tHpu-ekdiiH-5FSZNk-abBKnM-fSKxAt-d6u2oq-e8ZWdi-fSLA5u-6ZjeV8-d6umzL https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/8123477071/in/photolist-dnQWHv-4iNNk-4iNNs-cWUkTf-agkjPj-6pXWtx-4iNN9-cWUipN-gEsA2a-5moA7F-89pzX8-cZn2Wj-aPAnB-pioi4u-DNVjv-pin756-eFPtQ7-fbVMGZ-9scgT7-8gUqX-qopQpM-d1tUvm-drFv56-pzE6eR-qM3en6-cmeRtS-5ErP1G-d3eWqU-5Enwm6-cnfXcm-cm9asj-eENKwM-4S5exU-4S14ma-aJByQM-noVpxp-54bJXT-gErCTh-gErikN-cWUjvu-54bJAD-8T6VMG-iqf6-cWUkf1-2BsWqy-8BkGwG-gEreeb-69eoXu-54fXNm-4S14Qc https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_with_equator.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecuador_(orthographic_projection).svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cape_canaveral.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerobee_rocket_launch_from_White_Sands_in_1948.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NAS_Banana_River_NAN4_47.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_644.html https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soyuz_rocket_ASTP.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_baikonur_cosmodrome.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COTS_2_Falcon_launches.jpg