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Your Favorite Rocket Launch Picture?  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8203 times:

I like this one, not the best quality nor my favorite  Wink , but I like it.

http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/medium/00pp1416-m.jpg


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

This one (Apollo 11):




When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8096 times:

On those of those pictures, why does the condensation cloud come off the middle, or is that the beginging of the largest cross section?


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

Yep. That's the top of Stage II. The rocket narrows considerably after that.




When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7976 times:

This one...

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/Hi...y/alsj/a410/ap7-KSC-68PC-187HR.jpg

Apollo 7 in 1968 photographed from an RC-135 tracking aircraft.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12185 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7958 times:

I agree, any picture of a Saturn V-B launch is much better than anything else. The S-V is still the most powerful rocket ever built and flown.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7947 times:

Titan IV




Delta II




Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
The S-V is still the most powerful rocket ever built and flown.

Not sure but isn't a fully loaded ENERGIA-rocket (incl.8 boosters) the strongest most powerful rocket ever build and flown?
TOW 4500T
Load into orbit 175T

I am not completely sure as I said before.



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7856 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 7):
Not sure but isn't a fully loaded ENERGIA-rocket (incl.8 boosters) the strongest most powerful rocket ever build and flown?
TOW 4500T
Load into orbit 175T

I think that Energia is only the biggest by design, not by construction.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7816 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 7):
Not sure but isn't a fully loaded ENERGIA-rocket (incl.8 boosters) the strongest most powerful rocket ever build and flown?
TOW 4500T
Load into orbit 175T

The 8-booster version was never built.


User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7642 times:

Some really great launch shots are on the walls of the Press Center at KSC..
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

So, Confuscius, can you supply us a photo of Ariane 5 flight 501?  Wink

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7598 times:

It's really a shame that the Saturn V (or even Energia) are not still around. Can you say "ISS to LEO in two lofts?"


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7594 times:

...can you supply us a photo of Ariane 5 flight 501?


Ariane 5




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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7587 times:

Not really a 'rocket' or a launch but I love this one
http://aeweb.tamu.edu/aeroel/Gallery/Interest/sidewinder_loose1.jpg

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7494 times:

OK, Confuscius, another challenge: Delta III.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7480 times:

"...another challenge: Delta III."

Delta III



Sorry for the crappy picture.  Wink



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

I knew you would come through.

I found an interesting set of "Twenty Great Rocket Launches" at http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/...wer.php?imgid=2595&gid=204&index=0 . Image #9 is Apollo 11 late in the first stage burn, where the flame is climbing up the sides of the rocket. I have always thought that was fascinating.

Edit: Image 19 in that sequence is a fascinating one, where the shadow of the Shuttle's exhaust points straight to the rising full moon. Be sure to click to enlarge.

[Edited 2006-11-03 08:37:41]

User currently offlineLegs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7400 times:

One of my more recent favourites are these two of a Shuttle launch, taken from high altitude. The website says they were taken from the ISS, but im not buying that, the altitude the shot was taken at seems too low for the ISS at around 215 miles.

http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3183

Then, on the flipside, some stunning images of the results of certain rocket launches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Peacekeeper-missile-testing.jpg

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/icbm/lgm118_6.jpg

http://www.usafnukes.com/images/RV%20Reentry%201.jpg


User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7386 times:

Quoting Legs (Reply 18):
One of my more recent favourites are these two of a Shuttle launch, taken from high altitude. The website says they were taken from the ISS, but im not buying that, the altitude the shot was taken at seems too low for the ISS at around 215 miles.

http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3183

It was taken from a WB-57 chase plane. The Space Station was a couple of thousand miles away over Newfoundland at the time of launch.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7359 times:

"I knew you would come through."

No problem, it's my pleasure.  Wink



Model Rocket




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User currently offlineIcemanT37 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

It's hard to beat the Sprint ABM for pure adrenaline during launch. Believe it went supersonic just after clearing the silo, and hypersonic a few seconds after that. The videos of this thing are just amazing. Went so fast that it glowed white-hot.


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