Shuttle Launch Pics

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  1. kbkline

    kbkline Member

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    Just thought I would share some of these with you guys. I'm a huge space fan. I've been to Cape Canaveral a few times and could spend days in the NASA facility with no problems. I was fortunate enough to get to see the engineers put together a piece of the ISS the first time I visited. I've been to the space center in Texas as well.

    I went to the next to last shuttle launch. It went flawless and was the most beautiful thing (besides the wife :thumb:) that I've ever seen. Little did I know that I got some pics of the boosters separating until after I got back to where I was staying and brought it up on the PC. Enjoy

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    Just clearing the tower:
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    Here's a good pic of it turning
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    I hope you can see this (you may have to enlarge it) but this is where the boosters separated
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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    WOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is COOOOOL!!! I'm a big shuttle fan, too. These pics are great and I can imagine how they look in full resolution. Well done! Thanks for sharing!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::thumb::thumb::thumb::wave:
  3. kbkline

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    I have a nice camera and I was trying to take pics with one eye and looking at it with the other lol. It's something I'll never forget
  4. Revell-Fan

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    I believe so. I think there is only one sight topping it all: the launch of a Saturn V.
  5. kbkline

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    Now that would be a sight! Somewhere I have a packet of Apollo pics that my dad got for me when I was very young. I use to look at those things for hours on end
  6. DWest

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    Great photos! I wish I could have seen a shuttle launch but it never worked out, I did get to do the astronaut training experience which was a lot of fun even if we did crash on landing. Our "pilot" drifted off the runway and plowed up a lot of real estate....lol.
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very nice sequence of photos. I always wanted to see a Shuttle launch, but it ws never possible. Just too far away. I did catch a glimpse of it in orbit one night zooming over head while an astronomer friend was over and told taught me how to see it. Just a dot of light. If you blinked, you would miss it. :)
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    I'll never get tired of space and technology. Thanks for the pics, they're great!
  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Only launch I saw I wish I could forget... Challenger's last launch my ship was in the debris field I could hear the pieces hitting the water thru my gear...
  10. Revell-Fan

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    What? You were there? Gee... That was terrible. I watched it in the news. I had just finished my little Revell shuttle model and couldn't believe what I saw.
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Radar tracked it's accent, my Sonar gear picked up the shockwave as it broke the Mach, then our radar guys went nuts, went from one track to hundreds.... then just a minute later I heard the pieces hitting the water.... my whole group got re-directed to look for survivors, then later to find and recover wreckage...
  12. Revell-Fan

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    Thank God you and your group weren't hurt by the debris falling down.
  13. kbkline

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    Were you above or below water?
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Above water we were about 5K outside the actual impact zone.