We just went and stood on the highway overpass with 10 other strangers to see the Space Shuttle lift off. It was so cool that it went up on Independence Day. We only got to see a speck and some smoke trail, but it was still cool and everyone was cheering and talking to each other, even tho we were all strangers. We all had on our red, white and blue. I'm still all psyched up about it.
I did not get a picture with my camara as we had clouds on this coast and it was going in and out of the clouds, but I found this awesome shot online and a great quote from the Shuttle commander:
Commander Steven Lindsey, an Air Force fighter pilot, was at Discovery's controls and aiming for a Thursday linkup with the international space station.
"I can't think of a better place to be here on the Fourth of July," radioed Lindsey. "For all the folks on the Florida east coast, we hope to very soon get you an up-close and personal look at the rocket's red glare."
....And the rockets red glare. Wow, it gives me goosebumps.
What a nice 4th of July treat.