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STS-134 Endeavour

This was taken April 28th, just prior to the t-minus 43 hour start of launch preparations. We were one of the few groups allowed access to a remote camera site near the ocean approx 1 mile away from LP-39A. It felt like I could almost touch it. Unfortunately, due to problems with the auxiliary power unit 1, this launch was scrubbed until a later time in May.

 

I was telling my buddy, I was angry I kept getting those cables (on the right side) in the way of the shot. After returning, I watched a NASA 360 video, those are the zip lines for carts the astronauts would sit in to evac the shuttle, if necessary. Once on the ground, they'd enter and drive an armored personnel carrier (APC) to safety.

 

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Taken on October 15, 2011