Author Topic: STS-135: Personal Photos (Pre-launch to post-landing) Thread  (Read 109877 times)

Offline spacecane

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Here's a picture from rollout (which I was lucky enough to attend) and one from the launch at the causeway (the last time a full Shuttle Stack will ever be in the frame of my camera). 
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Offline ImperfectSense

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Here are a couple of shots I took the evening before launch, you can find these as well as my launch photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperfectsense/sets/72157627169314336/detail/




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Here are a couple of shots I took the evening before launch, you can find these as well as my launch photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperfectsense/sets/72157627169314336/detail/

I always loved these night Space Shuttle pictures with the xenon lights on her.

These pix are really beautiful!
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Only one pic for now -- picture quality isn't the best as it's taken from my phone, but it's a panorama of the RSS rollback. 

Offline Hodapp

Here's mine!  Had to get one photo of my own for the last flight, as I did not get any for STS-133 launch so I could just soak up my first shuttle launch in Feb.

wow great pictures!!!

i tried out a small video clip
won't know how good it is until after i get home
will post whatever result on my youtube channel
i am going to do a trip report on A.net
will link it here when done

hatch about to open!!!

yeeeee!!!!

Thx!  Here is a photo of the bleachers I took...I was on the right side of the poorman's countdown clock. ;)

Did you sign the banner at the entrance?  I thought was so cool!  I hope they put it up near Atlantis when she has her place at KSC...would be cool to have my name near her at KSC!  :)
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crop of nikon d40 w/stock 200mm with a 2x extender, ISO 280, f/8, 1/640
cleaned up a little in photoshop for sharpness and tone.
about halfway down the east side of the causeway.

...i think the only way i managed to get through that day at all was because i was so convinced it wasn't actually going to happen. all the way to t minus nine felt like a dress rehearsal, and then, suddenly, it wasn't on the pad any more.

god speed atlantis.

Offline Hodapp

Here are some other launch day pics modified with photoshop.

Launches: 133, 134, 135, EFT-1  Scrubs: 134
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Here are some other launch day pics modified with photoshop.

lols. i'll see you and raise.  ;)

Offline Hodapp

Here are some other launch day pics modified with photoshop.

lols. i'll see you and raise.  ;)

Cool!  :D
Looks good! 
Hope my next card's an Ace!  ;)
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Offline Hodapp

We may have accidently created a new thread... ;)
Patch Pics!  :)
« Last Edit: 07/12/2011 03:22 AM by Hodapp »
Launches: 133, 134, 135, EFT-1  Scrubs: 134
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Heh, this is like the rap battle from the movie 8 mile :D

Awesome stuff!

Offline spacedog71

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hands down favorite is still and will forever be STS-131. ISS horizon-to-hoizon flyover before, mother of pearl colored exhaust plume after, and in between, the quiet stillness of the last launch before the four "last" launches (and their crowds). went up on the first try, on a perfectly comfortable evening. i could live in that moment forever.

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Two more xenon shots (from the Saturn V complex) the night before launch. Not as nice as Imperfect Sense's stuff, but I'm pretty happy with them...  :)

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Here is a 360 degree panoramic view of the causeway viewing area, near the bleachers.

For a high-res zoomable view, click here: http://gigapan.org/gigapans/fullscreen/36f9d25260037be3b3e6bad675683bdf/

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I was lucky enough to make it to the final launch of each of the remaining orbiters, so here's my photographic tribute to their final flights.

Offline Hodapp

I was lucky enough to make it to the final launch of each of the remaining orbiters, so here's my photographic tribute to their final flights.
Cool!  I almost saw all three as well...134 scrubbed on me and wasnt able to make it back.
Launches: 133, 134, 135, EFT-1  Scrubs: 134
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Offline Hodapp

Here is a 360 degree panoramic view of the causeway viewing area, near the bleachers.

For a high-res zoomable view, click here: http://gigapan.org/gigapans/fullscreen/36f9d25260037be3b3e6bad675683bdf/

I'm on this photo, glad i didnt crack the camera!
I'm the one on the left side taking a photo...probably of the Delta facility.
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Offline Andrewwski

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My launch video from the Tweetup at the press site:



You can hear the chatter of the people standing around me before and during launch, so it's not necessarily the best audio - but it does provide a more unique feel for being there, versus a standard broadcast video.
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