Star Fire Shower

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Being near the launch pad affords a great perspective from below...
both visual and acoustic.

Golden showers courtesy of fhe AMW Skidmark M motor in Vern's gorgeous Star Fire rocket.

The rocket is looking back with a video cam as it rises, and is designed to deploy a fleet of high-res cameras at apogee.

Here's a collection of my rocket launch photos.

Erik Charlton, PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE, and 68 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Fort Photo 92 months ago | reply

    Wow! Golden showers indeed, from this perspective it's amazing. I bet it was amazingly loud, heh.

    Seen in 1-2-3 (?)

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  2. jurvetson 92 months ago | reply

    thanks y'all.

    Yeah - an immersive subwoofer...

    benjiman: dare I ask? Is this an Over the Hedge reference?

    PhotonQ: I love it! thanks. It sure is a blast working with him.

  3. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 92 months ago | reply

    @Steve. About craigVenter and his reserch..

    I just saw his upcoming book :

    A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by J. Craig Venter , was in pre-order

    I took the time today to finish reading all my "waiting read" about his latest work. (among them : The first publication of a diploid human genome from one person, and, The First Bacterial Genome Transplantation).

    It just blew my mind one more time !
    (I took the time to make a picture this time on himself and his work. As a personal "homage" for such a great mind =)

    "It sure is a blast working with him."
    I am sure it is.
    Such humans can only be wonderful and powerful mind blowing sources. They are (should be) inspiration for younger generations...

    Hope you ll find a lot of beauty and discoveries to his side !
    As for myself and probably a lot of people..his work is already a great source of wonder, dreams, excitements, discovery, and exemple for our own life.
    I hope, i ll try, to meet him one day, and thanks him for his work and inspiration =)

  4. benjiman 91 months ago | reply

    No "Hedge" reference Steve, although there is a good scene in the film that is reminiscent of this!

    You called the engine the "AMW Skidmark M" according to the caption. I was justing having a giggle.... =]

  5. michelmitchell [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

    Wow what a great shot !!!

  6. dreamtwine [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    such a stunning shot , , .. well done

  7. LizaWasHere 68 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Thanks for making it available through the CC license.

    I will be using this in a blog post that should publish on the Deep South Moms blog sometime during the last week of August 2009.

  8. teeth_o_the_dragon 61 months ago | reply

    Wow! Amazing Capture.

  9. Andy Kent 100 61 months ago | reply

    Sparkler motors! YAY! Never seen one in person, but love them anyway!

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  12. slworking2 61 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot.

  13. Tejas Katdare 61 months ago | reply

    amazing shot..

  14. tokyocannon [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

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