Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Saw it launch several times when I lived in Florida, even a couple night launches which is spectacular even from 50 miles away.
When I lived in Clermont the shuttle landing would break the sound barrier (slowing down) right around our house. Still the loudest thing I have ever experienced (and I have sat in row two at turn one in Bristol!)
We get the unfortunate pleasure of hearing the sonic boom in San Diego whenever the shuttle lands at Edwards. I only saw unfortunate because Edwards is the back up landing. It is awesome!