STS-119 Liftoff

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    Liftoff of Shuttle Discovery starting STS-119's mission to the International Space Station. Photo taken on the NASA causeway.

    View larger size to see the fleeing birds

    STS-119 (ISS assembly flight 15A) was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and was flown by Space Shuttle Discovery. It delivered and assembled the fourth starboard Integrated Truss Segment (S6), and the fourth set of solar arrays and batteries to the station. The launch took place on March 15, 2009, at 7:43 p.m. EDT.

    © KristoforG, 45B30, James Mitchell, and 45 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 45B30 74 months ago | reply

      great shot!!!

    2. white.wave 74 months ago | reply

      Superb! Nice capture.

    3. mattdahack 74 months ago | reply

      how do we get the large version?

    4. mramseyderrick 74 months ago | reply

      congrats on your explore!
      excellent shot!!!

    5. kf4gta 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments. Matt: to view the larger version click 'All SIzes' above the photo.

    6. Nickmard 74 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    7. kaybee153 74 months ago | reply

      I would love to see a launch

    8. Dare*2*Dream 74 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I live next to Vandenberg AFB in California. I get to watch the launches quite often. Beautiful site.

    9. Akiee 74 months ago | reply

      I have only one word to say on this picture it is "WAAAAOOOOO"

    10. @lbyper 74 months ago | reply

      Eccellente documento!!!!

    11. usman9 74 months ago | reply

      Excellent picture

    12. vbsuresh 74 months ago | reply

      lovely shot.

    13. oli35 74 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot.

      Did you hear about the bat that was clinging onto the fuel tank at launch, and didn't let go?

      RIP Spacebat, died realising his dream.

    14. aton84 74 months ago | reply

      Congrats 4 being on explore!! Awesome shot!!

      Does anyone like my pic?

      Scie rosse

    15. likethebirds 74 months ago | reply

      Nice capture. It was a spectacular launch.

    16. BKHagar *Kim* 70 months ago | reply

      WOW! Just gorgeous!!!

    17. Virginian Highlander 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Space Shuttle Fleet , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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