Our view of a previous shuttle takeoff from our Florida backyard.
Last shuttle launch. Unbelievable!
It has been part of Florida for so long. My boys would watch takeoff on tv, then run into the backyard to watch it in the sky. Several neighbours were in their backyards watching it too. We even saw a night launch once – super cool. We were all accustomed to the double-boom noise that shook the windows when it arrived back in Florida at the end of its mission.
End of an era.