SPoRT’s partners at the Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) have an interesting use for MODIS sea surface temperature data. SMG’s operational objective is to support space launch activities, particularly in support of the Space Shuttle program. This extends to forecasting for Kennedy Space Center, trans-Atlantic emergency landing sites, and landing facilities at Edwards Air Force Base, California and White Sands, New Mexico. When supporting activities at the Kennedy Space Center, the influence of the Gulf Stream Current is important. This warm current borders a tongue of cool water that hugs the eastern Florida shoreline. With a large gradient between the two features, the boundary is a common focal point for cloud and storm development. Depending on the synoptic airflow, storms that develop along this boundary may move ashore at Kennedy Space Center and disrupt operations. To help monitor this, SMG overlays visible satellite data (from GOES or MODIS) with the MODIS sea surface temperature composite. The composite, with a 1 km resolution, can easily detect this boundary and the combination with the visible imagery provides an excellent view of whether storms are being initiated at this boundary.