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ESokoloff

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It took me a few seconds to figure out the cause of the twin sonic booms I heard/felt early this afternoon...... link

 

It caught me by surprise as I did not know it was coming into Edward's.

 

In the shuttles early days it was common to return to there.

These days at over 1 million $$ to shuttle the shuttle back to Florida it's a rarity.

In the past 3 years, I can only recall one other occurrence.

 

More here.

 

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"These days at over 1 million $$ to shuttle the shuttle back to Florida it's a rarity."

 

Make that over $2 million to get it back to Florida. Had I known it was coming into Edwards I would have ridden up there. Heck, I was half way up there when I was at Newcomb's./Angeles Crest yesterday. I have always wanted to see it land at Edward's AFB. TV is one thing but LIVE is quite the other. Bummer.

 

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I was lucky enough to see the shuttle take off back in '90/'91 from Orlando (65 miles away from launch site). Totally in the right place at the right time. There is absolutely NO mistake what it is when you see it.

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"These days at over 1 million $$ to shuttle the shuttle back to Florida it's a rarity."

 

Make that over $2 million to get it back to Florida. Had I known it was coming into Edwards I would have ridden up there. Heck, I was half way up there when I was at Newcomb's./Angeles Crest yesterday. I have always wanted to see it land at Edward's AFB. TV is one thing but LIVE is quite the other. Bummer.

 

Well I guess the day's of the million dollar bargains are over :-)

 

I'm kinda glad I did not know it was coming in.

I had too many chores to take care of.

One day though......

 

About a dozen years ago, work took me up to Vandenberg AFB where I had virtually free reign of SLC-6.

I snapped several rolls of film but have yet to convert them to digital.

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