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heng44
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posted 05-11-2013 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
 photo 446_KSC-2011-5451_zps762dd58c.jpg

A condensation collar is visible around Atlantis' solid rocket boosters and forward fuselage as the vehicle makes its last climb toward orbit on the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station on July 8, 2011.

Ed Hengeveld

cspg
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posted 05-11-2013 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!

jasonelam
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posted 05-11-2013 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember seeing that during the launch through the ET camera view. Amazing image as always!

tfrielin
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posted 05-11-2013 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tfrielin   Click Here to Email tfrielin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Funny — we were at the Banana Creek viewing site (alongside the Saturn V museum) and I did not notice this effect.

So how long did it persist?

Ben
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posted 05-11-2013 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These shockwaves around Mach 1 only persist for an instant or two; usually, there may be just a small instant where it shows the most.

randy
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posted 05-11-2013 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Impressive pic!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 05-11-2013 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it--a LOT!

lm5eagle
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posted 05-12-2013 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb photograph. I am kicking myself as to how I managed to miss this one at the time it came into the public domain.

This is another time when we have to be grateful to you Ed for bringing a gem like this to our attention., especially when it slipped through my personal net previously. Once again, very many thanks to Ed and collectSPACE

heng44
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posted 05-14-2013 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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