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Old 10-22-2008, 05:27 AM
s.shankarraman s.shankarraman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Default Great spectacle

We started at 2:30am from chennai and reached there by 4:30. They didn't allow us into the main viewing area but we ould see the launch clearly from nearby location. We took the road between Sulurpet and Sriharikpota and turned right tinto a kuccha road about 4 km from the main gate....We got a nice view across the lake...The thundering sound reached us about 10 sec after the flare became visible. After about a sec, the rocket disappeared into dark clouds only to reappear after crossing the cloud layer....The trail kept becoming longer and after about 10 sec, the rocket wasn't visible anymore.....Lot of claps from all spectators