Author Topic: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread  (Read 13168 times)

Offline astrobrian

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #20 on: 05/28/2009 09:51 pm »
 ;)   Try half a weeks pay, very dangerous indeed

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #22 on: 05/29/2009 12:26 am »
Uh yeah, the KSC gift shop is a place I never leave without a bunch of stuff!  I'd be broker than broke if I lived in Titusville, within easy reach of the KSC visitors center.
I caused the lady to drop jaw at the check out when she realized i wasn't kidding when I told her that it wasn't all for other family members, but for me alone  ;D  A great moment in life

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #23 on: 05/29/2009 12:39 am »
Uh yeah, the KSC gift shop is a place I never leave without a bunch of stuff!  I'd be broker than broke if I lived in Titusville, within easy reach of the KSC visitors center.

Good grief. I think I need to look at getting a second job then...LOL. That place will be like going into a Snap-On truck...Lord help me.  :)
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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #24 on: 05/29/2009 12:49 pm »
Some great pictures of the STS-125 SRB splashdown can be found at this site:
http://picasaweb.google.com/EnnisCM/STS125BI134SRBRetrieval#

The site mentions the SRBs are set BI-134, but I believe this should be BI-137, as the 134 set was used on STS-124. Looking at the date of the pictures (May 11), it shows that the pictures do correlate to the STS-125 launch.

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #25 on: 05/29/2009 01:12 pm »
The photo information on the right-side links says the pictures are from May 31, 2008 (launch of STS-124) and these are identical to the L2 pics of STS-125 booster splashdown too... Interesting...

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #26 on: 05/29/2009 01:23 pm »
Confirmed by downloading them that they were all taken May 31, 2008 so were definitely not from STS-125...

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #27 on: 05/30/2009 01:16 am »
Uh yeah, the KSC gift shop is a place I never leave without a bunch of stuff!  I'd be broker than broke if I lived in Titusville, within easy reach of the KSC visitors center.

Good grief. I think I need to look at getting a second job then...LOL. That place will be like going into a Snap-On truck...Lord help me.  :)

Only if it was a semi ;)

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #28 on: 05/30/2009 04:26 am »
iamlucky - I would estimate that we were about 9 miles out from the east end of the runway (measuring with google earth)

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Re: STS-125 Atlantis Viewing (Landing and Photos) Thread
« Reply #29 on: 05/31/2009 08:27 am »
Some nice landing pictures of Atlantis can be found on the following site (bottom of page); a nice addition to the few pictures which NASA released:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_mumaw_photogrpahy/

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