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turnipkiller
07-05-2006, 07:35 AM
Hey all, this was the first "live" launch of the shuttle I have seen. Even though its around 75 miles away it was very cool to see, much better than watching on tv. I snapped a few pictures from the front yard.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0225.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0226.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0227.jpg


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0229.jpg

turnipkiller
07-05-2006, 07:35 AM
Hey all, this was the first "live" launch of the shuttle I have seen. Even though its around 75 miles away it was very cool to see, much better than watching on tv. I snapped a few pictures from the front yard.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0225.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0226.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0227.jpg


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_0229.jpg

Bremspropeller
07-05-2006, 07:38 AM
Looks pretty cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Monty_Thrud
07-05-2006, 07:44 AM
Yeah, watched the whole event on NASA tv, with fingers crossed...i wouldnt mind one of those engines on my Bike... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

MadRuski
07-05-2006, 07:51 AM
nice home u got there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif LOL

hsj
07-05-2006, 10:35 AM
cool, did you hear the noise?

StG2_Schlachter
07-05-2006, 10:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
Yeah, watched the whole event on NASA tv, with fingers crossed...i wouldnt mind one of those engines on my Bike... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

But then your bike would have to be HUGE!
No way of finding a parking space for a ride of this size http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Nice pics BTW

tigertalon
07-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Zoomclimb clearly overmodelled. Pls fix it Oleg.

VonKlugermon
07-05-2006, 04:30 PM
75 miles away...hmm, from the angle, I'd say Deland?

Willy

woofiedog
07-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Wicked Mint photo's... must have been Quite the sight seeing the lauch first Hand.

Thank's for posting.

Jasko76
07-06-2006, 05:27 AM
Boldly go, my friends!

Bo_Nidle
07-06-2006, 05:44 AM
Thats 75 miles away!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Very envious of anyone who sees a live launch.

I went to Florida last years, best holiday I have ever had, absolutely fantastic! Went to the Kennedy Space Centre and met Al Worden, the command module pilot for Apollo 15. I kind of hijacked the meet the astronaut Q&A and talked with him for about 20 minutes after.Top bloke.

To any Brits out there who have never been I recommend it without reservation.

I'm not going on holiday this year so I can go back next year....its that good! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ForkTailedDevil
07-06-2006, 06:04 AM
Wow I guess I never heard how fast the shuttle was on take off. at like 60mi up they are doing over 7,000mph and once in low orbit they are doing over 14,000mph as they climb to their proper altitude. And to think I thought the P-47 was fast in a dive.

MEGILE
07-06-2006, 06:48 AM
Most certainly, tres cool.

MEGILE
07-06-2006, 06:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
Wow I guess I never heard how fast the shuttle was on take off. at like 60mi up they are doing over 7,000mph and once in low orbit they are doing over 14,000mph as they climb to their proper altitude. And to think I thought the P-47 was fast in a dive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting to note that they travel so fast, there is a measurable difference in time, ala einsteins theory of relativity.

A russian cosmonaut stayed up there for 2 years and is 1 second younger for it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

turnipkiller
07-06-2006, 07:14 AM
Lol that isn't our house, it's the neighbour's.

Indeed we are in Deland VonKlugerman, are you nearby?

I didn't hear any noise personally, but my neighbour said his house windows rattled a little because of the sonic boom. (I think it was all the fireworks people were lighting off in the middle of the day. Why they were doing this I don't know but it went all day lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif )

BoNidle, I would also add to a holiday schedule a trip to Kermit Weeks' Fantasy of Flight museum which is around an hour/hour and a half from here in Polk City. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Anyhow the launch was quite a spectacular thing to see, and I am glad that they have safely made it up and everything is good so far. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bo_Nidle
07-10-2006, 08:43 AM
I did go to the "Fantasy of Flight" museum when I was there. Very cool but smaller than I expected. However being able to walk through the B17 and clamber around the Sunderland was a nice experience.And the view across the apron towards the smaller hangar with a Ford Trimotor in it complete with the red and white water tower in the background made for a memorable view.

If I could live in Florida I would. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

LStarosta
07-10-2006, 10:37 AM
Kennedah' Space Center is indeed the ****.

The IMAX presentations they have there are AWESOME. I saw the ISS presentation, and at one point an astronaut throws something towards the camera and everyone in the audience puts their hands up to try to catch it. It's unreal!

Top_Gun_1_0_1
07-11-2006, 12:37 AM
WOW!!!

that HOW!!! SOW clouds look like http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AnaK774
07-11-2006, 01:09 AM
Hopefully landing will be less spectacular than on last flight...