Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Rockets Red Glare















What a perfect 4th of July treat! Godspeed Discovery.

6 Comments:

Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

Magnificent!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous nate said...

So, um, yesterday? I was watching the NASA channel! I am like the biggest. nerd. ever. But it was good stuff. The astronauts filmed with handheld cameras the external fuel tank falling away from the shuttle into the atmosphere...and it lasted like forever! With regular ol' videocameras. And then there was this floating ice formation thingy, looking all alien and bizarre, slowly spinning in the inky blackness not 200 feet from the shuttle. It was way cool, and being beamed out live, or at least semi-live. There sure wasn't this kind of access for the public to the missions just a few years ago, much less in the 80's when I was really ate up over the space program.

Nerds today have it made, man.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Grinth said...

Unfortunately your title has an unintended double meaning with North Korea and all....

but back on subject yes it was great to see.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, you've used a launch image of Columbia, which was destroyed in Feb. 2003. Just as an FYI, you can tell the difference because Columbia was the only orbiter to paint the leading wing area black. But I'm glad you took the time to mention the historic launch!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

Believe it or not, I actually knew that--helps having a wife in the space industry! It was just such a pretty shot.

Stay tuned in the next few days for her personal pics from 121's launch.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous nate said...

Hooray for personal pics.

9:50 AM  

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