I saw it!

By , November 16, 2009 6:04 pm

I saw the space shuttle Atlantis from our backyard in Ocklawaha this afternoon. Ocklawaha is about 2 1/2 hour drive from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.

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The picture above is courtesy of NASA. What I saw was a small streaming spec between the tree tops for just a few seconds. It was still neat!

Too bad hubby missed the experience. 

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7 Responses to “I saw it!”

  1. Barb says:

    You are so fortunate!!! It is on our list of must sees! Thanks for sharing. Too bad your hubby missed it!

  2. Jennifer says:

    VERY cool!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer

  3. Karl P says:

    Very cool. I’m in Naples, FL which is on the Gulf coast, about as far south as you can get. Perhaps 250 miles from Kennedy Space Center. I saw the Shuttle from here earlier this year when it took off at dusk. I think the time of day helped, since it was reflecting the sun. With binoculars I was even able to see the separation of the solid rocket boosters. It’s really quite a sight, even when it’s only a dot in the sky.

  4. Dasy says:

    Our family have told us that night launch is spectacular. We hope we get to witness one before we leave FL.

  5. Jessica says:

    I’ve lived in FL my whole life and never heard of Ocklawaha! Learn something new everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ We saw it too, I’m glad it’s not the last, but we’re slowly running out of launches. ๐Ÿ™

  6. Dasy says:

    Hehehehe! It’s a 2 lights town. ๐Ÿ™‚

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