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04/05/2010 09:44:21 PM · #1
Hi everybody,
I just wanted to share a few photos that I took this morning. I think they came out pretty good, considering it was taken 8 miles away! There are only 3 more of these launches left, so if you have the opportunity to visit one you definitely should!!

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04/05/2010 09:49:17 PM · #2
Very cool. I wish I lived close enough to experience one. It has to be AMAZING in person.
04/05/2010 09:51:59 PM · #3
what do you mean only 3 left?
04/05/2010 09:54:24 PM · #4
Originally posted by hopper:

what do you mean only 3 left?

The shuttle program is being retired.
04/05/2010 09:57:25 PM · #5
Yup! After 29 years its being retired. Sad. I bought tickets to this launch on EBay. I think it was $225 a piece (3 of us) and it was worth every penny! I had this exact picture hanging on my wall growing up (although, that poster was a bit better quality because the press booth is only 3 miles away, instead of the 7 miles that i took this at). Im estatic these photos came out as well as they did.
03/17/2012 11:05:59 PM · #6
Didn't want to start a new thread... and posted this here...

Very interesting, a must watch if you're a space fan.

Booster cameras from start to finish.
03/18/2012 12:25:27 AM · #7
That was just UNREAL COOL! Thanks for finding that one.

I was fortunate enough to see some of the Saturn 5's that went to the moon, from 125 miles away, and to be there for the first Space Shuttle launch. We waited three nights for them to get the fuse lit, but I was ready and got some good photos.
On one of the l later launches, I discovered that a motor drive could use up a 36 shot roll of film in about 5 seconds,,,,, oops : )

The next to last one, Endavor's last was the last one for me to attend, and then only from about 14 miles away, as close as you could get without a special pass.

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I hope I can be around to see what's next.

03/18/2012 12:32:35 AM · #8
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Didn't want to start a new thread... and posted this here...

Very interesting, a must watch if you're a space fan.

Booster cameras from start to finish.

So much force for a minute of so then sudden solitude after separation for a while before entering the atmosphere once again. Nice video, thanks for sharing.
03/18/2012 03:24:03 AM · #9
I watched an early morning launch about ten years ago. As the launcher got to a particular altitude it suddenly cast a huge shadow across the sky. Amazing phenomenon. I had no still camera but I have some video footage somewhere.
03/18/2012 04:10:20 AM · #10
they are amazing - I would love to get to something like this...once in a lifetime
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