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Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:30 am

Shot STS:128 back in August 2009.

The prelim shot were of the pad as the countdown took place. The launch itself was shot from the top of the VAB at KSC. Approx. 3 miles from the pad.

Just put up a gallery located at:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html

First picture in series is below:
http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/image00.jpg
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:41 am

More night launch pictures.

STS 126 Night Launch pictures added. They are here:
http://www.atapattu.net/sts126/atapattu00.html

http://www.atapattu.net/sts126/image09.jpg
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:43 pm

As follow on to the original post, three more images. These images focused on the lighting around the orbiter on launch night. I was trying to capture the light beams intensity hence the orbiter gets washed out. You can click on them to see them bigger.
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http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu140.jpg

2.

http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu141.jpg

On the picture below: the faint red loop at the tree line is a NASA security helicopter providing air cover for the astronauts who are on their way to catch the ride into space.

3.

http://www.atapattu.net/atapattu142.jpg

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:53 am

One more night launch (click on picture for large image)

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0034aair1annoted.jpg

last few minutes tick by...

Beanie cap retraction from ET

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0051anamed.jpg

My corresponding database shot is:

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Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



Sparklers ignite... The burns any gas that has leaked out prior to main engine start.

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0061aair.jpg

and then she went....
( I got this one in the database,too

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Rolling
http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0083AAS1.jpg

Rocketing up

http://www.iloveplanets.com/sts119/XM9P0111ss1.jpg
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:42 am

Just checked out your site. Stunning. I spent 18 weeks consulting down at KSC and your photos bring back great memories.
 
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:11 pm

Out of this world... such beautiful pictures!!!!
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:17 pm

Quoting fsnuffer (Reply 4):
Just checked out your site. Stunning. I spent 18 weeks consulting down at KSC and your photos bring back great memories.
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
Out of this world... such beautiful pictures!!!!

Thanks! I will be adding more as we proceed towards the program's end.

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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:56 pm

GREAT Pictures.. great colors and good shots at night  
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:12 pm

BURN...

Wow, great pictures.
 
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RE: Night Flight Into Space Pictures

Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:26 pm

Quoting phatalbert (Reply 7):
GREAT Pictures.. great colors and good shots at night
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8):
BURN...

Wow, great pictures.

Thank you. Glad to see fans of the program and am happy to share the experience with y'all.

 
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