Space Shuttle Launch (edit) Link for those interested

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Re: Space Shuttle Launch

Gale said:
How many of you Florida or or others going to go see the Space Shuttle launch tomorrow.

I am going. Would like to meet up with anyone else going perhaps.
Gale :

We'll be looking for some great VR-VR-VR-VR images from you of this !


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Hi JP....

Boy I sure hope so.

Been waiting for 24 years for some pro type gear to do this.

Oh if i only had a 500mm
:<(((((

Hope conditions are good and get what I have in my mind that I really want.

GOOOO DISCOVERY..

I have been up close and personal with this one. she has my hand print on her :>)) (well burnt off by now)

She is a rudy looking ship after all these years.
 
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Can't wait to see what you get Gale! Wish we could be there too! Patrick and I were just talking last night about how much fun it would be for the boys to see a shuttle launch. Maybe one day.......We can at least show them your pictures though, right? ;-)
 
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Liegh,

You have to be there to feel and seee. This can not be explained.

If you ever decide to do it, write to nasa and get a pass, wellll in advance, to get on the causeway, right across from the launch site.

All I can say it is amazing.

If you don't see me for a week , I got zilch. I will be pouting for along time.
 
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Wow Gale - you are living my dream! I've been wanting to see a launch since Alan Sheppard went up on the end of a redstone wearing a Mercury capsule!

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!
 

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I commented to my wife, hey, am I crazy to drive down in two days for the launch? Now that I heard it is postponed, I am glad I didn't make the trip, but sorry, for the delay.

Wade

gald to see it is back on schedule, a quick easy repair, great news. now i wish i had driven down, :(
 
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Gale - That is great. Get lots of pics.

Maybe you could rent a 500? I have heard some places rent lenses but I do not know if this economical. But that sure would be neat. Or perhaps you could do the telescope of monoscope and attachment thingy. But I do not know how much that would degrade the pics. Anyway, I will be looking for some very nice pics from you for sure. Have a great time!
 
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Thanks all !!!!!!

I am hoping for the best.

Shuttle Launch is NOT delayed as yet. Everything is

GO FOR LAUNCH at this time.

Weather is everything, right now. There is only a 10 minute launch window.

They will monitor the upper level winds closely.

Kevin wish I had a VIP pass :>)))

Have viewed the launch in the past closer than the press. NO photo gear... GOOOOO figure.
 
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Gp Get'em, Gale!

I still regret that I had the opportunity to see a satalite called Galex go up from Florida. One of my brothers had helped work on it and I was invited to go see be launched (It was launched from a plane, as I recall).

The fact that it is going up again after two years kind of brings with it a lot of nervous energy - much like what many of us felt when we first started seeing Columbia go up over 20 years ago.

Can't wait to see the pictures!
-JM
 
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Maybe I'll bring my cam into work today. It'll be interesting to see how well my tele-combo will capture the launch. Might make for an interesting comparison. :D
 
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I was out at lunch and the BeeLine which is only 1 of 2 roads from Central FL into the Space Coast was backed up bumper to bumper for miles. Bet those people are happy! Not! :( They were expecting 250,000 people to head towards the Space Center to watch the launch.
 

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