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Old 09-11-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: RSM
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FYI, the shuttle will be passing over the Palos Verdes Peninsula sometime before the 5:53pm landing time today. It's a bit cloudy out there, but you should probably hear the sonic booms I imagine and maybe be able to see it in the sky tracking north-north east.



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Old 09-11-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Cool - I'll be listening
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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5:48 pm --- just heard the reentry.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm in Thousand Oaks. Was wondering what the hell that just was

Heard the boom, and the shake was so strong that I thought it was a quake or explosion at first. Shook all the walls/windows in my apartment.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: LA
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i heard a Woomp type sounds then all the doors in my apartment shook. It totally freaked out my cat. I was on the phone with my wife at the time (she works a few miles away) and could also hear it through the phone.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
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Shook my house
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:57 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I thought the booms were a terrorist attack. I promptly put on my gas mask and began covering my home with plastic covering and duct tape. Boy was I embarrassed...
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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Thanks for posting -- I was wondering what that was! It shook the house and sent the dog running in from the back yard.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I thought someone ran into the house it shook so hard here in Simi Valley. I was not aware it was landing at Edwards. I went outside to see what happened and when I came back in, I saw the headline on Yahoo news that the shuttle had landed in California.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville/LA
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I was just pulling out of my driveway when I heard a boom. It didn't sound too loud and didn't shake anything, but then again I have a huge subwoofer that shakes my car and I listen to the radio loud so I guess it was loud if I heard it over my music.
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