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Old Oct 24, 2007, 7:39 PM   #1
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Itoured the Kennedy Space Center (Florida)on October 16th and captured the Shuttle Discovery sitting on the launch pad LC 39Ain Cape Canaveral, ahead of the launch on October 23rd. Kennedy Space Center is a fascinating place to visit. I was in awe at the results of the human spirit and ingenuity. I highly recommend a visit!

Image captured with the DL and Sigma 75-300mm APO DG. Picture was taken from about 2 miles away.

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Old Oct 24, 2007, 7:52 PM   #2
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Very nice.

Now if only they'd let you shoot the launch from there!!!
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 7:59 PM   #3
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Very nice.

Now if only they'd let you shoot the launch from there!!!
Driver 3,

Our guide told us that the viewing area for the shuttle launch is3 miles away. Any closer and the sound waves and resulting vibration can cause organ failure in humans and may even rupture blood vessels resulting in a stroke!! Quite an explosion to eventually get to 17,000 mph!

Based on you location, I presume you have visited as well?
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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I like that one!!!



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Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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Jay

Great Shot!!

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Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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wow, that sure is bigger than i thought it was. having the vehicles on the side helps to really put it in perspective. a really great capture! thanks for sharing.
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Awesome picture! You should add it to the October Challenge - it's definitely unique transportation.
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Awesome picture! You should add it to the October Challenge - it's definitely unique transportation.
most definately.
i've read that when powered up it produces enough power to supply the state of new york..

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Amazing shot from that distance-thanks for the post.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:37 AM   #10
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I have seen manyvehicle launches, starting with the Gemini series in the 60's

. The closest mere mortals can get to a launchwithout knowing somebody or invitation is about 10 miles. It is still spectacular from 10 miles, too!
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