An aerial view of my town post Shuttle Launch traffic.
Everyone that lives here knows when to stay off the roads and what back roads to take if they must go out during a launch. It saddens me. Without the economic support of the Space Industry my small town has very little to keep it going. We depend on taxes and tourism for continued support. When jobs are lost, the line at the unemployment center is long, so people move on and so does their money. With the real estate market being depressed, hundreds of homes are left abandoned.
This is an additon to my previous post "Whittling Away At Our Existance"