>> I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. I saw the launch purely by accident. We were on Jet Blue flight to FL and the pilot announced to look out the window. Because Jet Blue has TV's - we were able to see and hear the countdown and pop thru the clouds there it was.
Amazing. And so jealous.
(there's 3 more pics... see: www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/tags/spaceshuttlefromplane/)