Yesterday, after it's 6th launch attempt, U.S. space shuttle "Endeavour" blasted off to it's Space Station. Endeavour's 7 astronaut crew is flying a 16 day construction mission. I took these pictures with my phone from the dog park. It was unreal!! This is the 2nd launch we see and it's simply amazing. The noise was VERY loud from the steamy Florida sky.
People at the dog park saw some debris falling from the shuttle during liftoff. Apparently, something with the heat shield?!? The astronauts inspected the shield to ensure the shuttle is safe to return to Earth in 2 wks :)