Because the shuttle's landing flight path takes it over Central America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Naples area as it cuts across the Florida peninsula en route to Cape Canaveral, Collier County residents will hear the sonic boom — two distinct claps less than a second apart — about 10 minutes before the shuttle's scheduled landing time at 9:44 a.m. (NASA image)

Because the shuttle's landing flight path takes it over Central America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Naples area as it cuts across the Florida peninsula en route to Cape Canaveral, Collier County residents will hear the sonic boom — two distinct claps less than a second apart — about 10 minutes before the shuttle's scheduled landing time at 9:44 a.m. (NASA image)

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