I had the best time watching this today. I knew I wasn't going to get a good shot at the Observatory so I drove up the hill above Silverlake because I knew they were going to do a fly over. I waited for about 10 minutes and all of the sudden about 150 kids from Saint Teresa Avila School showed up behind me.
The teachers were asking science questions and they asked why the kids looked so bored. I was already standing in front of the kids so in my best teacher voice I told them about the Shuttles and how they were our spaceships just like Han Solo had the Millennium Falcon we had the shuttles except that they were real, it was great! Every time a jet would fly by the kids would start to scream and we would tell them NO this is going to be huge and loud. One of the teachers was giving a count down and she screamed FIVE MINUTES! Just then a huge roar could be heard and all the kids started to scream the shuttle was on the other side of the mountain! it came around to our side and you couldn't just hear it you felt it! Guess what it sounded like? The Millennium Falcon.