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Shuttle Launched... finally!

I can't believe there isn't a post about this...

STS-115 started with a nice big bang. A 7 million pounds of thrust kind of bang. Everything looked good, no foam strikes!

This crew has been training for 3 years for this mission, the longest in NASA's history. They are installing a large truss with solar panels onto the International Space Station.

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I was there

I wanna go fast!

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I was there
Beautiful! the weather looks nice too.
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Re: Shuttle Launched... finally!

Me and V had a 3 hour drive to go up to Cap Canaveral, so we left 4 hour before launch, well a MAJOR traffic jam on 95 because a freaking truck had a flat hold us up for a good 1 1/2 hrs. We had to cut short in Melbourne to get to the beach. We where quite far from the launch site and the wind prevented any sound to travel our way

It was still fun to watch

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We where quite far from the launch site and the wind prevented any sound to travel our way

It was still fun to watch
There's even a Canadian on the shuttle this time around!

Watching a shuttle launch is one of my "cross off the list" things. I want to get a picture next to the very 60s/80s fusion Countdown Clock.
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Re: Shuttle Launched... finally!

This was my third launch and by far the less spectacular one, not earing anything was a big part of it.... The best one by far was the one at night

Here's another pics with a litter more resolution.

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Re: Shuttle Launched... finally!

Less of the shuttle, more of Veronica...
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Less of the shuttle, more of Veronica...
Oh come on now... not when we have hottie astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on board!


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There's even a Canadian on the shuttle this time around!
A Canadian on the team huh? I hope the team doesn't need to talk about a "PRO'cess or PRO'ject" or we might have confusion.
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A Canadian on the team huh? I hope the team doesn't need to talk about a "PRO'cess or PRO'ject" or we might have confusion.
No more than when we crashed one of our Mars Probes into the planet because part of the team was using Metric units and the other was stuck on Imperial units.

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Re: Shuttle Launched... finally!

Looks like you were to the south of the launch pad. I was at work without my camera and the cloud cover from over this way prevented any decent views. We saw it for about a second or 2 from the west.
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