Author Topic: STS-135: Personal Photos (Pre-launch to post-landing) Thread  (Read 133116 times)

Offline msc

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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/

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.

Can't see me, as I am blocked by several people, but am still stunned when I look at this at how empty it was down at that end of the causeway, compared to some other shots further east that show people packed from the rope to the busses.

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Looking for Atlantis...



My humble video clip has miserably failed.

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Viewing locations at Banana Creek and the causeway as seen from the VAB pictures:

I photographed the causeway as we approached the end of the T-9 minute hold. Unfortunately, the weather was not the best. There have been previous occasions, in which i could read the bus names from location. The link takes you to bigger and better res versions of what is attached. I can work a bit more in Photoshop to generate some bigger images or focus on particular sections of the causeway,if people are interested.

Larger pictures and more views can be seen at the Flickr link below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suresh_atapattu/

« Last Edit: 07/13/2011 05:44 pm by Eksath »

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Here is a video we shot out at the Press Site.  I'm pretty happy the way the sound came out as well.  I wrote a short article about what you see in the video here:
http://www.universetoday.com/87466/bringing-you-there-atlantis-roars-into-orbit-one-final-time/




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Again, each launch has its own personality. Thanks to a friend, I was invited to view from the West Causeway. Different angle, less crowded. Being surrounded by NASA employees and contractors, the vibe of the crowd ranged from somber to exuberance and pride.

Screen captures from my video camera.

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Atlantis racing skyward. Its trail and shadow.
I'm glad the cloud deck was higher than STS-134. It seemed that the roar and crackle was again amplified / resonated by it.

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Simplistic animated GIF of captures from my video camera.

You can see the individual Ignition of SSME-3, SSME-2, SSME-1.
Then Liftoff, Clears the Tower, Roll Program, Racing Skyward, Trail and Shadow.

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I created a poster of my photos from the launch and I think it turned out pretty well, so I figured I'd post it here if anyone wants to pick one up:
http://www.zazzle.com/sts_135_atlantis_final_flight_poster-228205478714347527

If you're going to frame it I recommend dropping the size down to Large (34x12"), it should be easier to work with.  And you can change the text on it if you like, totally customizable :)

Enjoy!
-Liz


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Better late than never, I suppose...

The first image is from the June 17th media event.
The second image is from my one successful remote camera at launch.
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Better even later than never! The first is an aerial view of KSC with Atlantis on the pad (albeit obscured by the service structures - 39A is leftmost) the second day before launch. The second is another shot from the causeway just before the cloud level was reached. Had to travel light so relied on a simple 'point and shoot' for each. DSW.   
« Last Edit: 07/21/2011 04:42 am by DSW »

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Unfortunately, not my personal photo.

From Red Huber of the Orlando Sentinel:



http://twitpic.com/5tgc0j
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Unfortunately, not my personal photo.

From Red Huber of the Orlando Sentinel:



http://twitpic.com/5tgc0j

What a picture!!!!

This one gets best of the lot award!!!!
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Here are a couple quick edits from today. More will be posted once I get some sleep!

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Here are a couple quick edits from today. More will be posted once I get some sleep!

Know what you mean about sleep ;) Really like the landing shot.

Great thread.
« Last Edit: 07/21/2011 06:07 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Same boat here. Nice job Walter.
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Atlantis surfing the morning air of KSC for the last time, photo courtesy of Geir Bjerke.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/neonstz/5961002046/

Wanted to cross-post/reply to this message from the viewing thread in the photo thread.  Really a great photo of landing.

This almost has to be taken from the same weather station my wife and I watched from this morning.  The only place elevated to see above the trees during landing and see the shuttle backlit against the building sunrise.

Many thanks to all on this forum because without this great info I'd have one less "memory of a lifetime"!

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Awesome photo - thanks Stuart!  Glad you got to see her land.




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A few more photos from landing day and one from today. I happened to be near the Udvar Hazy Center while headed to PA so I thought I would make a quick stop to see Enterprise. Really brought things full circle.
« Last Edit: 07/23/2011 04:58 am by Walter S »

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My video of the landing from the press group on B road (runway threshold)

 

My humble blog about STS-134/135: http://sts134launch.blogspot.com/


Thanks, and Godspeed to everyone who worked the last 40+ years on the Shuttle, from Constitution/Enterprise to Atlantis.
« Last Edit: 07/23/2011 07:34 pm by JAFO »
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Nice photos.

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