Why you could hear a sonic boom today

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Crews at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are getting ready to launch a weather satellite.


Scientists say the GOES-U satellite is the most advanced weather satellite ever made.

The GOES-U satellite is set to launch at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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NASA said about eight minutes after liftoff, Falcon Heavy’s side boosters will be land on Landing Zone 1 and Landing Zone 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

There is a possibility that residents of Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Indian River, Seminole, Volusia, Polk, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee County counties may hear one or more sonic booms during the landing.

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NASA said what residents experience will depend on weather and other conditions.

Channel 9 will have live coverage of the launch on Eyewitness News.

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Beatriz Oliveira, WFTV.com

Beatriz Oliveira is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.

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