Welcome Home Discovery, Thanks for Setting Off the Car Alarms

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Shuttle Crew Very early this morning my slumber was disturbed by an extremely lound noise. Like Maverick in Top Gun, those durn shuttle astronauts did a fly by enroute to Edwards, setting off car alarms and howling dogs in the neighborhood. Couldn’t y’all have flown by quietly. There were people sleeping you know. Next thing you know, them punk astronauts will attach a huge bass subwoofer in the back of that thing, spinners, just to let you know what’s up.

All kidding aside, I am glad to hear they made it back safe and sound (a big sound). I wish I would have known they were swinging by. I wonder if I would have been able to see it from here.

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    dk August 8th, 2005

    are you serious, i didn't hear anything?

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    Sharp as a Marble August 8th, 2005

    Don't piss me off. I look forward to the sonic boom of reentry and get a little cranky when they take it away from me.

    True story. A few years back I was sleeping at night as I am occasionally wont to do when someone driving an 18-wheeler full of cement hit my house at 120 MPH. At least that's what it sounded like. It was the TAIL boom from the shuttle (the original one had been the reason I was awake, I just didn't know it at the time).

    Until you've had something the size of a large 3 story house break the sound barrier, you've just not lived life. And I was a Marine working on F/A-18's and Marine pilots aren't known for their strict adherence to rules.

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    Haacked August 9th, 2005

    DK - Serious. Probably because of Jet Lag, I was sleeping very lightly.

    Robb - heh heh. My dad was in the Air Force so I used to love watching the F-15s and F-16s fly by and occasionally produce a sonic boom during air shows.

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    steff August 9th, 2005

    DK, you nerd. Even I heard it on the eastside, Glendale fab represent.

    It woke E and I up. I thought C-Note crawled out of his crib and hit the floor. E, despite being incoherent and bleary eyed, said, "It's the shuttle. Sonic boom." And he promptly fell back asleep.

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    Haacked August 9th, 2005

    That's cause E is the man. I didn't know what it was till Akumi told me in the morning. I had forgotten about it till she reminded me about it.