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Perk Up Your Ears: Twin Sonic Booms to be Heard

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As mentioned yesterday, there was a possibility that Space Shuttle Endeavour would land at Edwards Air Force Base, which is about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles (as a bird flies), instead of Florida due to bad weather. The Los Angeles Fire Department warns that you should anticipate twin 'sonic booms' between at 1:20-1:25 p.m. today. And Sciencedude Gary Robbins reports that "Edwards officials said this morning that Endeavour will enter the West Coast above the Oxnard area, or much further south than the earlier plan to have the shuttle glide in over greater Santa Barbara." To see the flight landing path, click here.