Just got back from a quick r/t from SSR (where we are staying this week) to Titusville to watch the shuttle launch. It was wonderful....clear skies. My ds with the binoculars said he could see all 3 parts of the rocket as well as the Endeavor when it rolled. So worth the drive!! Left a little after 4 pm (after spending the afternoon pool hopping at the Poly), arrrived a little after 5 pm, parked in our favorite spot, took a cat nap, stepped onto the beach 15 minutes prior to launch, then high tailed it out of there as quick as possible, home by 7. For you space nuts planning ahead for next November, all I can say is: get the Sunpass from Publix. Works great, saves a ton of time.