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Boom For Space

Anna Maria Island and surroundings were surprised last night by the double sonic boom created by the return of the space shuttle Endeavour.

Space Shuttle Endeavor landing

A small delay in the shuttle’s re-entry brought the glide path over the island and it’s normally tranquil evenings.

The first sight of the Endeavour’s trail was visible in the dusk sky at about 8:25 p.m. as a steady glow moving rapidly from west to the east. As it disappeared from sight descending toward its Cape Canaveral landing, a loud b-boom shook the windows and rattled glasses.

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