Lift Off! Space Shuttle Atlantis...
Trip Start Jan 01, 2009
34Trip End Dec 31, 2009
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Found out that the view is supposed to be great from the town of Titusville, which is right across from the launch pads, so we packed up a lunch and took off before noon. It was about a 2 hour drive, but it was a great day, so we had the top down and just enjoyed!
Titusville was packed, but we kept driving by the lots with $20 Parking signs (obviously we weren't the only people who'd heard about watching the launches from this sight), and finally came to an empty parking lot with a "For Sale" sign in front of the building
We were NOT disappointed...we could see it from lift off and far up into the sky - and the sound, which didn't come until quite a bit after lift-off, was mind-blowing! It gave us chills, and brought me to tears - what an amazing thing to experience! We watched much of the coverage on the NASA channel for this mission, with a higher level of interest, having been there from the start. Some of the pictures I'll upload are pictures I took of the TV coverage of the landing...I did look and listen for the re-entry in the sky here, but didn't see or hear anything.