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(Atlantis STS-115) Has cleared the tower! (1 Viewer)

andySu

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Atlantis Close and lock you’re visors!

Atlantis she’s cleared the tower! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! The EXT is an incredible site!

Oh man I’m prod you’re country has got her up there I’m mean that I truly do, return to flight! Hail Atlantis STS-115 and god speed!

Houston is now controlling! Atlantis STS-115 is just about to pass over the south part of the United Kingdom at 17.500MPH!!!!!!!

Anyway where coming up to a few hours into the return to getting the (ISS) and getting it finished, its all about the human endeavour that drives the human spirit for excellence!

The Dream is defiantly Alive again!

Lets just keep it that way!

2 Hrs 36 mins mission time!
 

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I watched this launch live on HDNET. Shuttle launch in HD is awesome. One incredible shot was from a camera in the launch tower. I think it was called the 'white room'. The camera sat just a few feet inside the OPEN doorway looking out as the shuttle blasted past just a few feet away. Incredible.
 

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I was at Disney world back in 01' and watched the launch from the top of the Contemperary Hotel. Amazing that you could see it that far away, and neat to see coming from someone who lives in Michigan.
 

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I think HDNET is going to replay the launch this evening (not sure what time) for anyone who missed it.
 

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My family and I lived in Jacksonville Beach for a couple of years during high school and I could see the launches from my bedroom window. I did drive down one time with a friend to see a launch "up close." It was pretty cool.
 

andySu

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Chris

What does it sound like from back there?

Use the SPL db meter set to c weighting!

From what I have heard on a documentary, it’s 130db! On the inside of the Space Shuttle, and on the outside it’s the complete opposite!
 

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I used to live in Ft. Lauderdale, and it could be seen from there. It was just a streak of white smoke, but it was pretty cool. The night launches were the best. I could see the plume glowing in the sky.
 

Chris Lockwood

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> What does it sound like from back there?

There's no sound this far away, well over 100 miles. But the smoke/exhaust is clearly visible and the shuttle looks like a red hot bullet. Sometimes you can see the external fuel tank fall off.
 

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