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Anyone driving over to watch it? We're gonna drive to Cocoa Beach and stand on the beach and watch it. Night launches are awesome - especially up close.

7:55 pm launch time - tonite. They're about to stop sending them up for a decade. I have a 4 year old that is about to FREAK OUT about going and watching a space ship!
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Maybe play some "appropriate" music for him as well during the launch. I'm thinking Ziggy Stardust/ Spiders from Mars.

Wonder if my buddy in Orange City will be able to view it?
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Maybe play some "appropriate" music for him as well during the launch. I'm thinking Ziggy Stardust/ Spiders from Mars.

Wonder if my buddy in Orange City will be able to view it?
I can view it from my house and I am half way across the state from the Cape. About a 1.5 hour ride.
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I'll probably be watching it from my backyard. I live close enough to see it from my house. (20 miles)

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One of these years I'll get over to watch it. It's a little bit of a drive from the other corner of the state.

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Im headed that way now. I have tickets. Im like a kid before Christmas!! lol. Well that and just got the new Teraflex 7" shocks on. Im 46" to the center bottom of the fenders and thats on 35's. whoohoo!! Be back on after the launch!
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I can see it just fine from my back yard...I see it about 5 seconds after launch.

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Im headed that way now. I have tickets. Im like a kid before Christmas!! lol. Well that and just got the new Teraflex 7" shocks on. Im 46" to the center bottom of the fenders and thats on 35's. whoohoo!! Be back on after the launch!

I want to get tickets to get up close...have good time....tell us how it goes.

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have fun out there in that traffic...

it was pretty cool site thats for sure!

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Im headed that way now. I have tickets. Im like a kid before Christmas!! lol. Well that and just got the new Teraflex 7" shocks on. Im 46" to the center bottom of the fenders and thats on 35's. whoohoo!! Be back on after the launch!
Holy crap thats huge. I'm at 41 inches

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Been cool to have seen some pictures of the launch.
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Been cool to have seen some pictures of the launch.
i didn't take any, but my neighbor did. If she sends them, i'll share them
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We saw it here in Miami in the club parking lot... pretty cool.

I am not sure if the passersby were looking at the spectacular image of the shuttle in the night sky.. or the parking lot full of strippers watching it.

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We saw it here in Miami in the club parking lot... pretty cool.

I am not sure if the passersby were looking at the spectacular image of the shuttle in the night sky.. or the parking lot full of strippers watching it.

Speaking of strippers, we hired a stripper for a coworker for his birthday today. Good times.

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Speaking of strippers, we hired a stripper for a coworker for his birthday today. Good times.
Pictures or it didn't happen.
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No pics sorry, I fail.

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No pics sorry, I fail.



It's better that way anyway.. pictures = evidence evidence = conviction
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It's better that way anyway.. pictures = evidence evidence = conviction
haha. It was quite a show let me tell ya.

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The shuttle launch looked great against a full moon....

Of course Hitmoney's full moon was probably better then the one I was watching!

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Looking at what time you left Jeff, did you make it to the ticketed area? Lotta traffic going into Titusville.

We stopped on the big bridge going into Port Canaveral. Had about a 150' high view of the launch. Was great. What a traffic nightmare - but what fun.
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Made it and just got home. What a show! That never gets old, especially the night launches. The replacment rocket for the shuttle will be even cooler though. Its supposed to be like the old Apollo rockets and generate alot more force.
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Do/ did you guys hear a "sonic boom" type of sound after the launch?

Never mind- Just saw Dave's other post about the sound, on a totally unrelated thread. Damn you're all over the place Dave.

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You just get a huge rumble when it's taking off. Like explosions. You get the twin sonic booms when it lands. That's pretty intense as well.
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I'll bet your son was like "WTF Daddy?"
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You just get a huge rumble when it's taking off. Like explosions. You get the twin sonic booms when it lands. That's pretty intense as well.
We got used to those double sonic booms in Lancaster. BOOM BOOM yup there's the shuttle coming in. It would rattle the whole house.
I actually got to see it land once at Edwards air force base when I was a kid. Good stuff.
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I love the rumble during take off. The booms are pretty cool when they come home because mean they are past the danger zone of breaking up. It always a good sound to hear. Funny though when I first moved here they shuttle came home early one morning. It was about 6 or so and I thought my neighbor was shooting his shotgun. Freaked me out. lol
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