hello mase1 here. I have been loading NASATV,then playing the sim. It is really neat because you can hear the audio from NASA live from the space station and play the sim at the same time. It,s like being there. really! .......
As Uri pointed out, some SSM2007 virtual Astros have been doing just that for some time now. Several users gang-up on the SSM2007 Team Speak and synchronize with NASA's real liftoffs. When there are no NASA liftoffs, they also get together once in a while and train on synchronizing and launching together.
Now imagine the excitement when the real Shuttle and SSM2007 lift-off in sync over NASATV, and watching the events happen at the same time. You should join these events - next one taking place when STS-127 is scheduled to go to the ISS on August 18.