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heng44
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posted 11-17-2012 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

STS-123 was launched at 2:28 am EDT on March 11, 2008. This photo was taken from the Press Site by James N. Brown and was published by National Geographic.

More photos can be found on Jimmy's site.

Ed Hengeveld

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 11-17-2012 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a beautiful image. Coincidentally, earlier this week I spotted Jimmy's photo at the 1:23 mark in a video clip titled "Our Story in 2 Minutes". Don't blink or you'll miss it.

James Brown
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posted 11-17-2012 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. This is one of my personal favorites. It was also one of the quickest launches I can remember. We never saw it again after entering the clouds. I didn't realize what I had until I got back to my hotel room later that morning. It was then that I discovered I had something pretty special.

lm5eagle
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posted 11-17-2012 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a wonderful photograph, but you have additionally done me a great service Ed by providing a link to Jimmy's website. As I previously was not aware of the website, this was my first visit. What a treasure of photographic craftmanship. Thank you to both Ed and Jimmy. I look forward to many more visits here and I urge anyone who still has to make a visit to do so without further delay.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 11-17-2012 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always liked this photo. To me, it's one of the iconic shots of the Shuttle Program. I'm a fan of launch photos anyway, and this is one of the best. Thanks for the post!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 11-17-2012 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome image Jimmy!

cspg
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posted 11-17-2012 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A beautiful way to say goodbye...

nojnj
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posted 11-17-2012 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great pic! Enjoyed the website too. Thanks for posting the pic and the link. I had not visited the website previously.

randy
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posted 11-17-2012 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice website.

Philip
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posted 11-18-2012 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed goes "Last Launch" photography book style...

bwhite1976
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posted 11-18-2012 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stunning image.

James Brown
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posted 11-19-2012 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone.

garymilgrom
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posted 11-19-2012 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Jimmy.

Here's my take on the Last Launch style for this photo:

421A_James-Brown-photo

heng44
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posted 11-19-2012 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also a great photo, but much more ominous.

James Brown
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posted 11-19-2012 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that Gary.

onesmallstep
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posted 11-19-2012 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photos! Reminds me of my third shuttle launch attended in person, STS-82/Discovery in 1997. Night launches are always spectacular.

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