When your close enough, you hear the double booms. Columbia was due to fly directly over my house in Florida on that infamous day. When I didn't hear the booms when they were supposed to be there, I immediately knew something was wrong, the shuttle can never be late once it's begun it's decent. I could tell on the reporters face when I went inside as the clock hit zero and no shuttle was in sight that he also knew a tragedy was occuring. The reporters words were "no shuttle has ever been late, this is not a good thing."JediNein said:It was one sonic boom this morning, but I was too far south to see it. ****!
NASA has a much larger choice in CA landings now, Edwards, Vandenberg, and now Mojave.