It was on my list of things to see also.
BUt when I arrived in Key West
after a non stop trip from Colombia
a strange thing happened (this was back in the early 80's). I was talking to a guy on the dock
who had seen my foreign flag, and he asked me where I would be heading. I got all excited and said I wanted to see a shuttle launch as i had heard they were really spectacular. He got seriously pissed, thought he was going to hit me.
Turns out that due to my common practice of not listening to any radio
while at sea I was about the only person on the face of the planet who didn't know it had exploded just after liftoff a few days earlier.
Of course after that they didn't send another one up for ages and i missed out.