The space shuttle is coming in for a landing. Over a loudspeaker, the waiting spectators hear “STS 42 is now over Brandenburg, making its turn for the coast.” They quickly stand, look up, turn their eyes skyward. They hear the sonic boom and stare at the sky even more closely. There it is! First it is only a speck. Then the crowd applauds and cheers as they see it approaching earth.

The spectators who watch the shuttle land feel



The details in the paragraph about standing up, staring at the sky, the exclamation “there it is,” and the applause and cheering show that the spectators are excited.

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