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#1 Jeff B1

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:57 PM

Last Shuttle Launch

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:23 PM

Oops, my bad; the next to last shuttle.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:45 AM

Nice photo. I would watch the  shuttle take off on the internet, and if I was lucky I could see the shuttle 

fly over (about 20 minutes after take-off, from the country I was living in).

 

I remember the last flight of Discovery (STS-133), and I managed to get a few photo's of the event.

Photo on left is the shuttle and ISS Docking (NASA  webpage gives the time of docking, which happened

as it passed overhead, I seem to remember).

Photo on right, was taken on the day that the two separated.  

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:13 AM

Great photos, Rutilus, great.  We live under the approach path and each time one was inbound we got the two shots of sonic booms that rattled our windows.  Wish the shuttle was still flying.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 01:37 PM

Great photos, Rutilus, great.  We live under the approach path and each time one was inbound we got the two shots of sonic booms that rattled our windows.  Wish the shuttle was still flying.

You really should check out a Falcon Heavy launch! Having seen both Shuttle and FH, I honestly think the latter is more impressive in person.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 01:58 PM

It’s been just too long ago to remember well, 1963 – 1965 every couple of months, while in the Air Force and TDY at McCoy AFB, in Orlando, FL, some of us would go over to Cocoa Beach and watch the first Saturn-I launches.  Man, that was exciting to watch and listen to back then.  We made a few of them: https://www.nasa.gov...an-29-1964.html

 

My records show I was there for  SA-4 on  March 28, 1963 and AS-101  May 28, 1964.


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:18 PM

We were at the failed launch of the Mars mission, Opportunity, June 2, 2003 from the Jetty Park Pier walkway next to Port Canaveral.  But, we could see the rocket with all the lights on it and steam blowing out of it. Then we were a few mils away a week or so later to watch it really launch.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:13 PM

Another Shuttle launch

 

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:23 PM

Here is the nose of the full-size replica of Endeavour on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS: 

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 01:21 AM

Here is the nose of the full-size replica of Endeavour on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS: 

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A friend of mine and I saw the launch of STS-130 Endeavour in 2010.  It was the last shuttle to be launched at night.




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