Just got down off the roof. I's a bit hazy today, so it was difficult to see, but I brought my binoculars. You don't really get a feel for how fast the shuttle is going from watching a launch on TV. It was ascending so fast, and it was not at even half of it's final speed. There was a pretty cool live feed on nasa.gov of the external fuel tank detachment as well. The camera was positioned towards the prow of the tank, in between the tank and the shuttle. You could see the throttle down, the detachment, and the maneuver thrust that seperated the two. As close as I was...next launch I'm going to the cape.