Garcia-Mejia: Last month, I was lucky enough to win a NASA lottery to attend the TESS launch as a VIP guest at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. As is the case with rocket launches, there were a series of launch windows starting on April 16, 2018, at 6:32pm. As hundreds of scientists were getting ready to board the buses that would take us from the KSC visitor complex to the viewing site on April 16, a NASA representative crushed our launch-viewing dreams with a simple two words: "launch scrubbed". A second launch window did not open until Wednesday, April 18 at 6:51pm. After countless hotel and flight changes, we were able to experience a spectacular launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the precious TESS spacecraft. While the ground did not rumble ( we watched from a safe distance of 3 miles) I was struck by the roaring sound of the rocket that hit us 15 seconds after launch (due to the finite speed of sound). This was truly an event to remember.