Launch gives spectators pride, reprieve from troubled times
May 31, 2020
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets.
"With everything that's going on in this country right now, it's important that we do things extraordinary in life," said Neil Wight, a machinist from Buffalo who drove from upstate New York to watch the launch. "We've been bombarded with doom and gloom for the last six, eight weeks, whatever it is, and this is a...