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Another Spectacular Shuttle Night Launch!

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Another Spectacular Shuttle Night Launch!

I love the night launches. I can see them right from the beach here.

The flash from the ignition of the engines is immediately visible. There is always a crowd gathered along the beach and they let out a cheer. Within a few minutes you can feel the "rumble" along the beach.

May God watch over our astronauts.

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I'm Glad everything went according to plan it must have been neat to see it from the beach, I haven't been to the beach while the shuttle is launching, i'll have to try and get there when it happens next time!


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Watched it on cnn and were just talking about how spectacular it must be at night. We saw the launch on the 4th of July from our balcony. It is always exciting!

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A few years ago I watched a launch about midnight. Went to the river where the locals go. I'll always remember that night! What an adventure.

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We've seen 3 launches, and the best by far is the night launch! A few years ago we stayed up until the shuttle went up around 5:00 a.m. - it was magnificent! The beach was crowded with people, the horizon lit up with a brilliant orange when the engines ignited, and you could watch the shuttle all the way across the sky until it reached the other horizon - it was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen!

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We were just in Florida for this, and wow, it was amazing! We were guests of one of the astronauts on this mission so were at Banana Creek for the launch. We had no idea what to expect, but it was all so exciting. I hope we see coverage of them landing this week.

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