posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by Little One
Hi Little One,
I too am in Florida and witnessed the launch tonight. (Although I reside in Tampa, I was in North Florida at the time on Amelia Island.) Approx. 140
miles North of KSC. I agree it was a spectacular sight right at dusk. (Much different from an actual night launch. It looked like your shot, but
rather facing South. ( Sorry, I didn't have my camera as the batteries were dead from shooting over 500 shots of cars at the Concours event earlier
in the day.)
I could clearly see SRB separation, lingering trail, then Shuttle became a white dot.
Inasmuch as I have viewed several Shuttle launches as a native Floridian (including first 6 from NASA / KSC Press site.) They never cease to impress.
There were thousands of spectators lined up on the beach to view. I am happy there is still interest. IMO, Astronauts are true heroes.
Next time I will be more prepared, I promise.
Oh well, link to a decent slide show:
I like the idea of this thread.
( I assume you meant your photo was shot a 7:44 ? )
[edit on 15-3-2009 by kinda kurious]