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Aviation Photo #2069713 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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Three main engines are up and burning about two seconds before liftoff of Discovery on STS-131 to the international space station.
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    Ben Cooper
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    Rockwell Space Shuttle
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    OV-103
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    April 5, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
What a fabulous picture. Pity there'll be no chance for more!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply perfect quality Ben, congratulation! Cheers, Andres
Anonymous
7 years ago
God, this is one of the most spetacular photos of Shuttle Spacecraft! Was it taken remotely? I can't even imagine the noise!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really love the billowing smoke cloud and fire! -Ron
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks. Yes, remotely, from a camera about 700 feet away. Yes, about 180 dB, hard to comprehend.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!!! All I can say. I've seen a Shuttle launch from a few miles back. And even at that distance, you don't hear the noise....YOU FEEL IT!!! And once the sound subsides, you are left with the sounds of hundreds of car alarms going of within several miles radius!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow. This has to be the best Shuttle launch photo ever.
Just wonderful.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb shot, Ben! Best regards, Walter

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