The launch went off at 7:42, I must say this was one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. You could hear the shuttle break the sound barrier, it sounded like fireworks multiplied by 10, and we saw the fuel tanks drop. They looked like fireballs falling from the sky. After the shuttle had made it through the atmosphere the cloud streaks turned the colors of the rainbow. It made us all feel proud to be Americans; it’s something you must see before you die. It was AMAZING!
I took these pictures from the boat, enjoy! Only if you could have seen it in person, the pictures don’t do it justice.