- Jan 18, 2009
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Glad you were able to see it, from my viewpoint on the second floor of my building (~ 6 miles away too) I saw it all the way to SRB sep and a bit beyond until it went above some sirus clouds.I took a three-hour lunch today to drive over to Titusville to see the launch. We had visitors from out of the country, so we wanted them to have a chance to see the launch. It was cloudy, so we could see ignition and lift-off. After that, the shuttle played peek-a-boo as it sailed through the clouds.
I was a little disappointed that it wasn't as loud as I'd expected. With the shuttle heading more east than it does for visits to the ISS, I'd expected more dramatic sound. But, of course, the launch was impressive as always.
We visited Space View Park which wasn't overly crowded. The atmosphere there while waiting for the launch is a lot of fun.
Don't you just love those heads jumping into your field of view....here are a couple from last fall. We set up our tripod on ther other side of a rope and had it low to get some shots without standing up and getting in someones view.....well we tried to be nice....Here are a few from Banana creek.
Nice pics..as for the sound, it depends on the weather. The wind direction, temperature and humidity. It to me seems much much louder on those cooler, dryer and being downwind launch days/nights. At my office we got a good rumble, from the causeway my office is to the right (east) and north....a few more...
I have to say, I thought it would be louder and a distinct BOOM, but I never heard or felt it like that... just the rumble.
Thanks. You know I was lovin' it.
The entire flight was visible from the causeway all the way through SRB separation. I was able to follow one of the SRB's for quite a while but it disappeared the closer it got to the horizon.