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heng44
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posted 12-08-2012 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The RSS is rolled back in preparation for the launch of STS-121 in July 2006. Photo was made by Jimmy Brown.

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Joel Katzowitz
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posted 12-08-2012 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's always great to see Jimmy's photography on "display". I'm having lunch with him today, perhaps I can score an autograph, although I think his "completion fees" are a bit high.

cspg
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posted 12-09-2012 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And since we're being nostalgic, the future was there in this Astronomy Picture of the Day for December 9. It could have been really cool.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 12-11-2012 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would have been a great shot for photographers if the shuttle had launched when this photo was taken. Nice sunset lighting.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-11-2012 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had it launched then, it might have been a pretty photo, but it would have been a bad day for the photographers, Jimmy and myself included. We were within a mile of the pad...

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