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Offline Maxim_NZ

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« Last Edit: 06/23/2010 10:47 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Shuttle Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #1 on: 06/23/2010 07:47 AM »
Sweet!

They hardly just took the one photo? They must have others and it would be great to see them.
If I understand correctly from the following website, they are at least 30 miles (50 km) from the pad.
http://www.nbbd.com/events/nasa2.html

Looks a lot closer!
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Re: Shuttle Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #2 on: 06/23/2010 10:16 AM »
Reportedly:
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Just to clarify a couple things: this dive was done at Skydive Santa Barbara, and that thing in the background is actually a Delta2 launched from SLC-2 at Vandenburg Air Force Base. They do 18k tandems at SSB so that pic could very well be from about 17k.
From the comments on that page.
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Re: Delta II Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #3 on: 06/23/2010 10:47 AM »
Still very cool.

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Re: Delta II Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #4 on: 06/23/2010 02:43 PM »
Is that the WISE launch in late 2009?

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Re: Shuttle Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #5 on: 06/23/2010 05:40 PM »
Reportedly:
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Just to clarify a couple things: this dive was done at Skydive Santa Barbara, and that thing in the background is actually a Delta2 launched from SLC-2 at Vandenburg Air Force Base. They do 18k tandems at SSB so that pic could very well be from about 17k.
From the comments on that page.

Would the shuttle ever launch through a cloud deck like that?


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Re: Delta II Launch: Skydivers viewpoint
« Reply #6 on: 06/23/2010 07:28 PM »
It's the COSMO 1 launch, June 2007 out of VAFB. It's an AF photo.
« Last Edit: 06/23/2010 07:28 PM by Rocket Guy »

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