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posted 11-04-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for andyted   Click Here to Email andyted     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anybody give me a comparison of the diference of watching a launch from Titusville vs buying a ticket and viewing from the causeway. I saw a night launch from the causeway last July, I'm not sure whether its worth the cost. Anybody seen launches from enough different locations to give me some insight? Thanks!


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posted 11-04-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if you've seen a night launch from the causeway you know what it's like. The big difference is the sound; from Titusville, rather than the skin-vibrating roar, expect a duller, but still loud, launch. It's six miles compared to 10.

That's about as simple as I can make it.

It's worth the 15$ for the causeway, yes.


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posted 11-07-2002 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tncmaxq   Click Here to Email tncmaxq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw STS-56 launch from the causeway at night. It was stunning, even from 6 miles. Not as loud as from the press site, but still very impressive.

I expect to be at the 113 launch. Any chance other Collect Space members are interested in meeting?

One other question: Last time I was in the space coast I picked up a 113 lapel pin. But I noticed it still has Loria's name as PLT. He has since been replaced by Lockhart. Would this now become a collectible item? I doubt it is rare.

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