A Small CorrectionFrom last week (this post):
"The reason that [Sea Launch] was conceived was to provide a launch platform to get the maximum energy from being at the equator. Another example of this is the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana."
This week, from Matt Teets:
Actually it just takes less energy to launch from the equator. Since less energy = less launch mass = less weight = less energy it's very beneficial. You actually posted the answer for this one time when you posted an article on "What if the earth stopped spinning". I could have linked it, but like you, I am lazy.
That man has style.