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BOOM!! BOOM!! Beep Beep Beep Woof Woof Woof

13 Sep 2009, 02:39 UTC
BOOM!! BOOM!! Beep Beep Beep Woof Woof Woof
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Yesterday, at 5.48pm PDT, I witnessed a shuttle event for the first time. Following the 13-day long STS-128 mission to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery had to be redirected to land at Edwards Air Force Base, about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Excited, I kept track of the shuttle’s progress as it re-entered the [...]Post from: Astroengine.comBOOM!! BOOM!! Beep Beep Beep Woof Woof Woof

Identified Flying Object: Anthony Cook caught a glimpse of the shuttle over Griffin Observatory, LA (©Anthony Cook)
Yesterday, at 5.48pm PDT, I witnessed a shuttle event for the first time. Following the 13-day long STS-128 mission to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery had to be redirected to land at Edwards Air Force Base, about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Excited, I kept track of the shuttle’s progress as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and made a fast decent toward the Californian coastline. I quickly realized that the shuttle’s flightpath would not only take it over LA, it would be flying straight over my house! (Give or take a few pixels on my laptop screen, that would probably translate to several miles, but hell, it was close enough.)
I knew there might be ...

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