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heng44
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posted 02-10-2007 03:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

A sunrise view at the Kennedy Space Center showing in the distance the Skylab-4/Saturn-1B space vehicle on Pad B of Launch Complex 39, shortly before liftoff on November 16, 1973. Skylab-4 was the third and last of three manned Skylab missions. Aboard were astronauts Gerald P. Carr, Edward G. Gibson and William R. Pogue. This picture was taken by astronaut Bruce McCandless, member of the backup crew.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 02-10-2007 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful - no other words.

Paul

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posted 02-10-2007 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This for me is probably my favourite "Photo of the week".
Great image Ed.

All the best,
Alex.

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"Why dont you fix your little problem and light this Candle?"

[Edited by ApolloAlex (February 10, 2007).]

cddfspace
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posted 02-10-2007 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a sweet photo- clearly one of my favorite photos of the week!

Thanks Ed.

CDDFSPACE

Tom
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posted 02-10-2007 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great shot, Ed. They don't get much better than that!
Thanks.

art540
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posted 02-10-2007 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed shows us the "missing" quality images that the books and other media seem to omit or perhaps are not even offered.

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posted 02-10-2007 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lifeexplorer   Click Here to Email Lifeexplorer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed,
We do so value 'Photo of the week'. You show us photographs which we never knew to be in existence.
Please keep them coming (along with your beautiful paintings, of course).
Fred

[Edited by Lifeexplorer (February 10, 2007).]

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posted 02-10-2007 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful picture, Ed. Looks like it was a foggy day. Did they launch on schedule?

I enjoy your "photo of the week" everytime. Thank you Ed.

Pierre-Yves

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posted 02-10-2007 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed,

Beautiful. This should be a poster! And certainly, a signed photo...

..seriously, man, you should start your own website like "Astronomy Photo of the Day."

You'd be HUGE, man. HUGE. (Perhaps not as huge as you are going to be known as an artist...but nonetheless...HUGE.)

Keep 'em coming! I've cherished every one I've seen...and I agree with the post above, this is one of my favorites, if not my favorite, so far.

Rich

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posted 02-10-2007 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like it was taken from the Banana Creek viewing area.

Good choice Ed.

ea757grrl
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posted 02-11-2007 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's one of the most absolutely beautiful space-related pictures I've ever seen. If only a higher-res version was available, I think I know what my new desktop wallpaper would be at work!

jodie

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posted 02-12-2007 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oooh! That's a stunning photo.
I though last week's Saturn V / Gemini shot was great, but this one is just awesome!

Do you have a link to a full size shot of this one also?

Tom

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posted 02-13-2007 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, this one isn't online, I believe. Mail me off-line if you want me to mail you a scan.

Ed

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posted 02-13-2007 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by heng44:
Tom, this one isn't online, I believe. Mail me off-line if you want me to mail you a scan.

it is but not high resolution: go to JSC Digital Image Collection. I don't know if this link works.

Chris

[Edited by collectSPACE Admin (February 13, 2007).]

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posted 02-13-2007 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJC   Click Here to Email CJC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An absolutely stunning and thought provoking photo!!!

Thank you Ed for sharing these amazing images with us.

CJC

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posted 02-14-2007 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great picture.

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posted 02-15-2007 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Holloway   Click Here to Email Joe Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, that brings back memories for me! We were lucky enough to be at the VAB for the Skylab 3 and ASTP shots, but didn't get to see this particular Apollo/Saturn lift off.

I remember how "uneasy" a lot of people were prior to Skylab 2's first launch off the pedestal.

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