Sunday, February 21, 2010

BOOM!

Earlier tonight, while I was working in my bedroom and the rest of the family was watching a movie, we heard a sudden, VERY LOUD BOOM! It wasn't quite shake-the-house loud, but it was loud enough that we all mistook the sound for an odd, out of the blue, short clap of thunder.

Not long after, one of Russell's friends called, to tell us that it was a meteor crashing to the earth nearby! Well, that was exciting, for sure, but it turned out not to be correct. We learned later that the noise we heard was a sonic boom, from the space shuttle Endeavour, as it re-entered the atmosphere just before landing in Florida.

That was pretty exciting, too!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received several calls from friends there is Honduras about this.
They thought it was a bomb.

TexasHeather said...

wow, that is cool! Glad it was something good-exciting, not bad-exciting.

Jennifer said...

That is cool!

Missus Wookie said...

Wookie figures that the Space Shuttle is one of the few things he'd be happy to be woken up by as it would be 'way cool' :lol: Glad it wasn't anything else tho'!