Rocket Man – Kourou, French Guyane

 

IMG_5028 (533x800) IMG_5036 (533x800)We were lucky and got to see the launch of an Arianne 5 rocket from the Space Center in Kourou – it is quite someting to see – and to hear.

The rocket is nearly as bright as the sun and the night turns into day. For the launch the Salvation Islands (Teufelsinseln, Iles de Salut) get evacuated but we can return today.