Saturday, November 15, 2008

A launch for the history books

Well, ye socks, today we lucky residents of this little corner of heaven were witness to some space program history: the last scheduled night-time launch of the Space Shuttle.

The shuttle is being scrapped so NASA can move on to bigger and better things, I guess.

I, for one, will miss these night time launches, though.

Even as far away as my front porch here in Orlando, we can see the night time sky take on the glow from the launch pad and watch what looks like a big ball of fire shoot above the tree line as it pushes the shuttle into the stratosphere.

Truly awe inspiring.

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3 Comments:

Blogger M--- said...

I saw a shuttle launch once...but it was at dawn. I wish I could have been there for a nighttime launch, even if it was the last one...I bet it was spectacular! Loved the photo.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Great photo mine did not turn out as well, sometimes I wish I could just leave the darned camera alone and witness things with my eyes and not my camera lens! I love the nighttime launches as well! M from Ok so.... left a comment on my photo blog and is sure we are neighbors!

http://makproject365.blogspot.com

3:18 PM  
Blogger Orange and Blue said...

Thanks! I live in College Park. I told Michelle it looks like you live in Waterford Lakes, which would put you closer to the launch pad than me!

3:49 PM  

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