Monday, November 17, 2008

Space Shuttle Launch on a Rainy Night

Date:Nov. 14
Mission: STS-126
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 7:55 p.m. EST
Landing Date: Nov. 29
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility
Description: Space Shuttle Endeavour launching on assembly flight ULF2, will deliver a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to the International Space Station.

Image above: STS-126 Commander Chris Ferguson waves to his family before he climbs inside Endeavour. Photo credit: NASA/KSC

When I heard the Space Shuttle was launching Saturday night I knew I had to go to the parking lot of the Regions Bank and get a few shots. Of course, I wasn't planning on the rain, lol. While I was waiting under the drive-through, I shot a couple of photos of the 7-11 and the Gate. Then, at 7:55 I looked to the sky and saw a flicker of light. I shot four photos, the last two had barely anything on them. The results, though, were not bad considering I was seventy miles from the launch site and it was raining like hell, lol.

The last two photos were downloaded from the NASA site.


Coca Cutie said...

I like that second shot, but next two are historical.
This is a awesome historical informative post!
Did you forgot the moon?

Small City Scenes said...

70 miles and rain--hard to get through that. I do like the last NASA shot. good info. MB

Janice Thomson said...

That must have been thrilling to see even if you did get wet!

Carletta said...

I get to see it because you went out in the rain - thanks!

Small City Scenes said...

So I am not the only one with reverse order of shots. I too sak WHY!!!!! I get so confused. LOL MB

Sailor Girl said...

THANK YOU, GT, FOR SHARING WITH US THIS UNIQUE MOMENT!!! They are real heroes!!!! God Bless them!!!!