I Saw a Space Shuttle Launch

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    Watched An Hour Away From Kennedy..

    I watched from my dad's house which is about an hour from Kennedy Space center.  We woke up early watched the beginning on tv then went outside to watch. It was really neat.  I didn't get to go up to see the lookouts to the launch pads(thunderstorm was going through...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Feb 11, 2008

    From Boca Raton, Fl

    I saw the Space Shuttle take off from Boca Raton, FL. It was the first shuttle launch since the Challenger mishap. A bunch of people from the offices where I worked stood around a TV by the door watching the launch. Then went outside facing north hoping to see the shuttle. Sure...
    breastsuckle breastsuckle
    51-55, M
    Feb 20, 2011

    Space Shuttle

    my daughter Bug and i went to see the shuttle launch...its was great ...they would say its a go ...and so you would be waiting and hoping it would go ..and it did ...i remember jumping up and down ....she loved every minute of it ....and right now i'm getting tickets for the 28th...
    goodseemore goodseemore
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2011

    July 2001.

    We were going to Disney World for summer vacation.  My dad heard that a space shuttle was going to launch at 5 AM on July 12th.  So, we got in the car late, at around 10:00 PM the night before and sped down to Florida.  We made it in the seven hours.  I was...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2009

    A Bucket List Moment!

    I worked for the company that used to bring everybody to view the launches at the NASA Causeway.  I've seen the launches from Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, Titusville all over but my favourite place is defiantely the NASA Causeway, its definately worth the...
    jgeSpaceGeek jgeSpaceGeek
    36-40, M
    Aug 8, 2009

    Ok. It Was On Tv, But....

    i was a teenager at the dentist's office getting two of my wisdom teeth pulled.  It was in the 80's, and they were pretty liberal with the nitrous oxide and valium back then., so i had a nice buzz going  as i lay there, waiting to be put under. So the Doc was going to pull 'em...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss
    41-45, M
    Feb 20, 2011

    Shuttle's Passing Should Mark A Beginning, Not An End

    I had the opportunty to watch STS-135 Atlantis launch from Pad 39A this morning. It was a beautiful launch, and a bitter sweet moment for everyone here on the Space Coast. A 30 year era of manned space flight has come to an end. The Space Shuttle has been an amazing piece of...
    Dave002 Dave002
    56-60, M
    Jul 8, 2011
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