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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, March 15, 2009
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" departs Launch Compex 39A at 1943H EDT on STS-119 to the International Space Station. It delivered and assembled the fourth starboard Integrated Truss Segment (S6), and the fourth set of solar arrays and batteries to the station. Misssion duration was 12 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes, 33 seconds. Here is the first few seconds as she clears the lightning rod and starts her acceleration to reach escape velocity. The clouds are caused by water used in the noise suppression system. [Canon 1Ds MkII F/4 600mmX2x;1/640;ISO125]
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, December 22, 2006
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) As the weather seemed to be quite unstable at Kennedy Space Center, I almost thought that the mission control team would send Discovery to California. But, surprisingly enough, they decided to land her at KSC, and here she comes! Welcome back Discovery!! CDR Mark Polansky and PLT William Oefelein smoothly bring the vehicle back to the 15000ft runway 15 for landing at sunset (5:32pm EST). Congratulation for the entire NASA team for the successful STS-116 mission (204 orbits, traveling 5.3 million miles).
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Photo ID: 1694863
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, April 20, 2010
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) On short final for 33 at the NASA-Shuttle Landing Facility. Landing-15 seconds and the gear is down and locked. Commander Alan Poindexter is manually flying her to the touchdown point for a dead stick landing at somewhere between 214 to 226 miles per hour. A drag chute will slow her down to wheel stop. She looks dirty thanks to the fury of re-entry and high speed flight. Welcome home to Florida, Discovery!
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Photo ID: 1077629
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, July 17, 2006
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) Nose Gear Touchdown at 9:14:53 a.m. EDT. Commander Lindsey and Pilot Mike Kelly work in the cockpit to bring Discovery to a "wheels stop" at 9:15:49 a.m. EDT. "Wheels stopped, Houston," Lindsey radioed mission control [Canon 1Ds MkII;600mm f/4 IS L;ISO 400;1/1000]
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Photo ID: 0905167
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Boeing 747-123(SCA)
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, August 21, 2005
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N905NA (cn 20107/86) 1358 GMT (9:58 a.m. EDT). Touchdown! Discovery is back home. The left main gear impacted first followed by the right. The nose wheel is still up as aerodynamic braking is always useful when one carries a load like this. Welcome home Discovery!
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Photo ID: 0905169
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, August 21, 2005
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) A close up of Discovery's nose showing the effects of attaining orbital velocity, space flight and reentry. Note the Reaction Control System, which is made up of thrusters fired to help the Orbiter achieve a precise orbital path or perform changes in its position. The streaks around the RCS openings are from re-entry.
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, July 4, 2006
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "I can't think of a better place to be here on the Fourth of July and Independence Day, to be getting ready to launch into space. To all the folks at Kennedy Space Center and the Shuttle program, thanks a lot for working so hard in the last dew days and the last year to get us ready. To all the folks on the Florida east coast, we hope to very soon get you up-close-and-personal look at the rocket's red glare" said by CDR Steven Lindsey over the radio. Here you go commander! This is your rocket's red glare!
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, September 20, 2010
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" departs High Bay #1 for the last time (39th flight) on the mobile launch platform that she will fly off on STS-133. She has been mated to rest of the stack (ET + 2 SRBs) over the last week. With assembly/checkout done, the crawler-transporter entered, picked up the MLP + "the stack" and carried them to launch pad 39A. Thousands of adoring KSC workers were outside to cheer her on for the 3.5 mile trip at 0.8MPH. So Long Discovery!
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Photo ID: 1880177
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
USA - Florida, March 9, 2011
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) Last seconds of 365 days and last mile of 148,221,675 of space flight. “Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30-year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before.” --- "Kirk, out!"
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Photo ID: 1619207
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
In Flight
USA - Florida, November 27, 2009
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) If one had an opportunity fly in formation with a space shuttle orbiter in the Earth's atmosphere, it would look like this. I purposely chose to have Earth background so that a sense of scale and depth can be gleaned. With commander Charles Hobaugh at the controls, "Atlantis" executed a sweeping right overhead turn to lose altitude and speed to line up for landing. The two sonic booms heralding the arrival in Florida occurred just prior. Welcome home "Atlantis"! Dear President Obama, Please keep them flying!
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Photo ID: 1070402
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, July 4, 2006
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) One quite impressive candle (really from 2 SRBs and three engines) celebrating the 230th birthday anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence was lit today. Discovery started STS-121 mission with a liftoff at 2:37:55 pm EDT (1837:55 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. End of roll manouver (at 2:38:13 PM EST @ 1002MPH & T+00:18). [Canon 1Ds Mk II; F/2.8 400mm L IS; ISO 100; shutter speed 2000]
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Photo ID: 1109464
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, September 5, 2006
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) "Atlantis" sits on Pad 39B the night before the second scrub. She is primed and ready to go on STS-115. The RSS structure just rolled back unveiling her. Atlantis, the fourth orbiter to become operational at Kennedy Space Center, was named after the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. Note the ground crew still on the mobile platform putting the finishing touches using a crane.
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Photo ID: 1250264
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, June 8, 2007
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) "Atlantis" lifts off from Pad 39A for STS-117 at 7:38:02 EDT on a 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles orbital insertion trajectory to reach the ISS. The External tank is showing the repair work (lighter orange) performed due to the hail storm damage in March. This damage delayed the mission by 3 months. The crew today is: Marine Commander Rick Sturckow (Commander), Air Force Colonel Lee Archambault (pilot), Mission Specialists Danny Olivas, Jim Reilly, Pat Forrester, Clay Anderson, Steve Swanson. [Canon 1Ds MkII;;600mm L IS;2X @ F/9,1/500;ISO 200]
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, August 8, 2007
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OV-105 (cn OV-105) "Endeavour" on STS-118 Mission to the ISS. The roll maneuver starts with the orbiter beginning a combined roll, pitch and yaw maneuver that positions the head down, with wings level & aligned with the launch pad. She flies upside down in ascent phase. This orientation, together with trajectory shaping, establishes a trim angle of attack favorable for aerodynamic load & pilot ground reference. 3 cardboard covers of the RSS nozzles are falling off now and about to be burned.[Canon 1Ds MkII;600mm IS L;2X]
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, October 23, 2007
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" on STS-120 to the ISS. Launch time 11:38 a.m. EDT. Approx. T + 00:10 and the NASA Space Shuttle System is accelerating through 797 feet at 992 MPH. The white things falling in the exhaust plume and one floating above the cockpit are disposable cardboard covers of the RCS system. I am using a Canon 1Ds MKII with a 600mm F/4 L IS and a 2X multiplier from a location approx. 5,535 meters from L-39A.
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, April 5, 2010
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" rockets up and turns in the dawn sky as she carries out the trajectory shaping required to catch up with the International Space Station (which passed over Discovery as she sat at the planned T-9 minute countdown hold). The launch itself was from the bottom right of the picture. The winds have sheared the smoke trail and pushed it to the left. At the very top of the picture the bend in the trajectory to keep her aimed for low Earth orbit can be seen. 70 second exposure;Canon 1DS MK II;F/8;24mm.
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, July 8, 2011
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) The last slide of the one and only slide camera at the last space shuttle launch. I put a Minolta X-700:50mm lens & Fuji Velvia 50 (F/8@1/1000) on the pad. Secured to the ground with six 9 inch stakes and three 30 lb sandbags at each leg of the tripod. Camera was fired by the sound of the main engine start and shot all 36 frames with this being the last complete frame. Despite being a dull overcast day, the film captured a better dynamic range than digital hence resulting in richer color prints.
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, September 9, 2006
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) 11:14:55 a.m. - "LIFTOFF!!! 3...2...1...and liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis...opening a new chapter in the completion of the International Space Station...for the future of collaboration of nations in space. " -- NASA
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, December 9, 2006
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) 8:34 p.m - "We're looking forward to lighting up the night sky and rewiring the ISS," - Commander Polansky. 8:47 p.m. -" Ten... nine... eight... we have a go for main engine start... five... four... three... two... one... booster ignition and liftoff of the Space Shuttle Discovery, lighting up the night-time sky as we continue building the International Space Station." - NASA [Canon 1Ds MkII;600mm L IS;2X @ F/8,1/800;ISO 250]
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Photo ID: 1403876
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, March 11, 2008
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OV-105 (cn OV-105) "Endeavour" departs on the 6,577,800 mile STS-123 mission at 2:28:14 a.m. EDT on March 11, 2008. Technically, the most difficult shot I have attempted because of the sudden switch from low light levels to intense sun-like light and speed changing from 0MPH to thousands in seconds at distance of 4 miles. [Canon 1Ds MkII;Manual;F/8;1/640;ISO250;1200mm]
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, February 24, 2011
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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "Discovery" starts accelerating and her roll to get into the orbital insertion angle for the very last time. At this moment she has 142,917,535 miles on the odometer and will accrue approx. 5 million more. If you look closely, the red uniform of Commander Steve Lindsey in the front cockpit's side window. As designed two covers of the front reaction control system nozzles are falling of with one about to be burned in the lower part of the picture and other is at the mid deck level. So long Discovery!
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Rockwell Space Shuttle
Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD)
USA - Virginia, May 18, 2005
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OV-101 (cn OV-101) One of my biggest dreams in my life: To be next to this huge marvell. Is not hard to notice the US is proud of it [Olympus C-765]
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Photo ID: 1847603
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Rockwell Space Shuttle (mock-up)
Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
USA - Florida, March 18, 2010
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The 'Explorer' mock-up on display at Kennedy Space Center. Alas I didn't get to see the real thing in action due to the launch for that day being scrubbed.
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