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Space Shuttle Takeoff Sequence As Seen By Me.  
User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6555 times:
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Hi Guys,

We had a launch last Friday and now that the program is winding down there is a lot of interest. I picked 10 representative shots and made a web gallery around them. The pictures and details can be seen here:

http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu00.html

I thought some of you may be interested in seeing them as it is highly unlikely any of these will ever make the database becuase of various requirements that will shoot them down. I plan to add more galleries devoted to different facets such as the orbiters,processing and missions. Hope you enjoy them.
Feel free to drop me an email and I will keep you informed off updates.

To start the thread off, I thought I would add one pic. The rest can be seen from the link above.

http://www.atapattu.net/4A6U8540S2web3.jpg


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User currently offlinevishaljo From India, joined Aug 2006, 464 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

Thanks for sharing Suresh, its very much appreciated   

#3 is just S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G !!!


User currently offlinewalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1293 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

Quoting vishaljo (Reply 1):
Thanks for sharing Suresh, its very much appreciated




        

Quoting eksath (Thread starter):
the program is winding down



I would 've liked to witness a launch in real, but I guess I am running out of time (because I can't afford it right now...)


Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
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Thank you Walter and Vishal. I will be adding more material soon.

Suresh



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5871 times:

Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Catching the SRB's seperating was cool. Didn't know they climbed another 40 miles upwards after seperation before descending til I read your notes on the photos. Pretty cool.


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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5663 times:
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Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 4):
Didn't know they climbed another 40 miles upwards after seperation before descending til I read your notes on the photos. Pretty cool.

Thanks! Just wanted to clear something up. The SRB climb to approx 40 miles total (they separate at about 27 miles (+ - ) ) from the rest of the stack. So in they tack on about 13 miles after booster sep. Hope that clears it up.

I will be uploading STS-123 (march 2008) night launch picture gallery later on today.

Regards,

Eksath



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

Beautiful pictures!

How do you get so close to the pad? Do you work for NASA or have you got special accreditation from them?

 

It is sad to think that these wonderful Shuttle Launches will be part of history very soon.



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5539 times:
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Great photos as usual from Suresh.
I almost got some myself a while ago, and this is how my trip turned out:

I happened to be visiting a friend in Gainesville back in Nov.'81 and on the evening of the 11th we drove down to Titusville, found a good parkingspot on a dock with a great view across the Indian River. The feeling was quite intense, seeing the Space Shuttle (Columbia) bathed in white lights, lots of activity in the air and other people that also joined us on the dock. It turned out to become an all night party and any sleep in the 280ZX was just about impossible....

When dawn came I set up my gear, a Nikon FE /MD12 motordrive behind a 500mm reflex on a tripod and waited.....
With just a few moments to go, the cuntdown was stopped and we heard on the radio that the launch was scrubbed due to some computer-problems.
Not knowing how long the hold was going to last, we decided to leave    and took a nice drive up to St. Augustine.
-But that's a different story

Scooter01



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5670 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5287 times:

Great photos! However, I find the copyright info in top right-hand corner simply waaay too big and thus annoying.

User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
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Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 8):
Great photos! However, I find the copyright info in top right-hand corner simply waaay too big and thus annoying.

Thanks! Unfortunately, I have had too many photos used for commercial purposes without any credit or reimbursement (i.e. outright stealing). Actually, I have been advised by other photographers that I should move the watermark to the center and shrink the picture size. I have not done that.

Notice how the Smithsonian does their watermarking (and small size of image).

sample image.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/rudyarnold/racolc20.jpg



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4855 times:
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So now that Atlantis has returned here is a gallery of her return pictures.

They can be accessed at:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132landing/atapattu00.html

here is the first of the series (the next 9 are on the web page link above):

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132landing/image00.jpg



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User currently offlinewalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1293 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

Thanks again for sharing these amazing pictures, Suresh!!

It is a wonderful tribute of the final homecoming of Atlantis!

Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4789 times:
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Quoting walter2222 (Reply 11):
Thanks again for sharing these amazing pictures, Suresh!!

It is a wonderful tribute of the final homecoming of Atlantis!

Best regards,

Walter

Thank you Walter for the support!

I have more and will try and add as time goes by. It is very time consuming to do it right. I just don't want to dump the contents of my camera cards. I literally shoot thousands on any given day with the orbiter.

I will update when i do.

Regards

Suresh



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Simply stunnig photographs Suresh! Thanks for sharing.


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User currently offlinecolumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Awesome.

Your desire to share them within the realms of Airliner-net is to be commended



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

As I looked at the images of Atlantis returning all I could think of was, "Welcome home darling."

Thanks for sharing your incredible pictures with us.

I especially like #7 in the "Atlantis under tow" gallery and and imagine how cool it would be to be standing where the kid in the blue shirt is in #7 in the "Atlantis landing" gallery.


User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3996 times:
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Thanks for the feedback! I love to share this with space fans so it is quite nice to see the program appreciated. It is going to be hard as we reach the end of an era. I guess this is some kinda of therapy!  

I have put more galleries (http://www.atapattu.net/sts123landing/atapattu00.html)
up since i put this thread. Am also going to be adding some up close stuff from the launch pad 39B that were part of this sequence below. Hopefully,I will have that up by tomorrow.


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