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I Saw a Space Shuttle Launch

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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 46-50, M Feb 20, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    I Saw Atlantis Leaving The Vab For The Final Time

    I was lucky enough to get a pass to take my family to KSC to watch Shuttle Atlantis roll out to the pad on Tuesday night. While I have seen shuttles up close and personal many times over the years, this was a first for my wife, son and the friends who came with us. It was truly a...
    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M Jun 2, 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 31-35, F Feb 11, 2008

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