launch at 11:38 am, Discovery on her way - No. 105 B, Kennedy Space Center, page 598, "1000 Places To See Before You Die."

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    We made a trip to Florida to Disney World and on to Key West. By chanch we saw the Discovery launch scheduled on the very day we would be traveling on I-95 home to Savannah . So, being retired we had the time to see something we had always wanted to see but had not. Finding a motel was something we weren't prepared to handled, but at the last minute we stayed on US 1 right across from the lauch pad but three miles away across the bay at the Space Center. That's what you are seeing, a shot made from that position. It was made with a Canon 40D, 100-400 "L" IS lens and a 2X converter mounted on a heavy tri-pod. With the conservation of the 40D at 1.6 and the lens wide open at 400 mm, the actual shot was made at about 1280 mm. It was exciting experience.

    1. chasealpha1 79 months ago | reply

      So cool, I always wanted to see a shuttle launch. You are lucky to have been able to see this. I did see shuttle Endevor on the launch pad when I was a kid and it was new.

    2. leaders 79 months ago | reply

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    3. steviej007 79 months ago | reply

      SG. Fantastic shot. I would have loved to have been there.

    4. perdom 79 months ago | reply

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