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Old 12-09-2006, 09:38 PM
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Check out NASA TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What a kick-a$$ night launch Those onboard cameras with the plasma changing colors were way cool
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Night launches are the best...

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Yep,
We watched it from the dock! The Merritt Island X-mas boat parade was going on @ the same time. It was cool sight to see all the boats decked out in x-mas decorations and watching the shutlle launch in the background. Sorry I didn't get any pics, I had to get down off the roof, from putting up x-mas lights, to get to the dock for the launch and parade.
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Selfish bastages, for the money it takes to launch that piece of crap one time, they could give all us boaters free gas for years !!!!!!!!!!
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We had our usual good view, from Kissimmee. As soon as the boosters lit the horizon to the East lit up real bright. Good viewing till the boosters dropped off then you could see the blue glow from the main engines for several more minutes till they fadded into the star light. Was nice to see a night launch again.
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37,000,000 horsepower. Those were Reggie's new kilo motors being tested.
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I watched it from my roof top all the way in Cape Coral. (About 150 miles.)
The clouds turned bright orange and then I could see it above the clouds for quite a while. Amazing!
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