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I Saw a Space Shuttle Launch

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    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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    Living In Florida At The Time..

    Back in 86' I was living in the Orlando area (Castleberry) at the time i was working at a plating shop where it was possible that we could go out and witness this launcing, which i had never witnessed so closely before..As we all gathered outside and waited till we  then...
    dsbchamp dsbchamp 51-55, M Feb 20, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    1983

    I saw a space shuttle launch in 1983. I was in Navy boot camp in Orlando. (the base was later closed and sold off). It was about eleven in the morning. Our Company Commander (Drill instructor) ordered us out of our barracks and had us face east. "You ****heads are gonna see...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Feb 21, 2012

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    At night, when I feel like it, I just sit comfortably with my window open and confide with the stars. Space is like an old friend to me.
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    I was sitting on the coach when I got really depressed I couldn't feel my heart beat I was totally down all things came flash back as I was getting nervous and crying I saw a baby...
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    Once a few months back I saw a homeless person while walking to work. Granted the time I took a bike trail to work at around 8 or 9 each morning, but it was still early enough for...
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Sometimes though I do miss having another face around, soneone to share my feelings and thoughts with. someone with simialr likes and dislikes, I guess for some of us thats just a...
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    I was walking past the bus intecoead and I saw a nun changing the bus driver nappie. then the nun saw me and said my full name out. I then said ****. she was one of my old teacher...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    others hav no idea how sufocated i feel when i hav to squish my movements in when tryin to learn linedance n dance with them taking up so much of my movement space . erg
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I remember going back to the theatre for what seemed like a couple months worth of Saturdays - being turned away by the "sold out" sign every time. The first few times my parents...
    SSKyleRedd SSKyleRedd 46-50, M Jan 29

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    Hard to believe that it was 30 years ago today. Such a tragedy that will always stick with me. One again to all those aboard RIP.
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    30 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated and killed all crew members on board. RIP
    sagespoo sagespoo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M Jan 28

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    NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or the EM Drive, in a vacuum that replicates space. The EM...
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    Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain design that delivers high-quality views while remaining compact and lightweight. The 102-millimeter...
    Levenhuk Levenhuk 26-30, F Jan 26

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    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    When I Saw the girl of my dreams I knew who she was but I also saw another girl of my dreams too when I fully got dressed up the first time. Wearing full makeup, blonde wig...
    bcsissy bcsissy 61-65, T Jan 25

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    Actually It wasn't the first time, but it was the first time a boy properly looked .... I was 11, it was my first term at Secondary school ( junior high to my American friends...
    Littlewetnappyboy Littlewetnappyboy 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    Maybe if they did I wouldn't have been locked in a white padded room over the past three days.
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Perhaps they would understand me better or I could improve the way I get my point across
    FurryElephant FurryElephant 36-40, F Jan 23

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    He was being interviewed. He was crying, broken hearted I thought, and trying to talk about why. His wife and 4 children (a 3 month old included) were all killed in a single car...
    softspokenman softspokenman 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Then i could understand what the hell they are looking at
    ToBeFuckinSame ToBeFuckinSame 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Teen girl with panties that have teddy bears on them they look so cute and such a great day I could tell she was sensing I was looking she turned and looked down and she felt like...
    Spankme25 Spankme25 22-25, M Jan 22

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    When I was walking home from school today, I saw 2 cars just having an accident. It was really minor and nobody was hurt but the sound of the crash was frightening!
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    i was 6 i went with my younger brother we used to go to the shore at the bottom of our road to paddle in the summer it was really hot so we took al our clothes...
    jayethan jayethan 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I like my personal space and I'm a private person so I frequently isolate myself and this sometimes make it hard for me to relate to others, even when I do reemerge into the public...
    PrometheusArcanus PrometheusArcanus 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    If only she knew how i looked at her.. My words cannot come close to expressing the feeling of my love toward this girl. It's as if the feeling is too strong to connect words with...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Have you ever wondered if there is something in our brains or eyes that stops us from seeing things that are right there in front of us? Like maybe there is a barrier holding us...
    Learning2LoveMyself24 Learning2LoveMyself24 22-25, F Jan 18

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    earth view from space makes me cry,what a beautiful mess
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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