Onlookers in Titusville, Fla., watch from the roadside on Friday, July 8, 2011, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: J.M. EDDINS, JR.

Onlookers in Titusville, Fla., watch from the roadside on Friday, July 8, 2011, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)