STS-135 Atlantis On Its Way NASA Causeway
I really miss the shuttle launches. When I heard the shuttle program was ending, I decided to see as many launches as I could. All my vacation time was spent in Florida. There is nothing like seeing a launch in person. The view is so much different then what you see on television. I think it is because you see everything, not a narrow view. That is incredible but the sound can sometimes feel like you are front row in front of the speaker at a concert. The feel of the sound is the first thing I will remember. The view of the launch and the sound of the crowd is next. It all happens so quickly but as you set in traffic for an hour or two after the launch, it embeds in your memory. What a great time!