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heng44
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posted 02-01-2014 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Cloud cover over the Atlantic Ocean forms the backdrop for this scene of Challenger's launch and the beginning of action-packed mission STS-41B on February 3, 1984. This photo was taken by astronaut John Young from the shuttle training aircraft.

nasamad
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posted 02-01-2014 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome shot Ed, I don't remember having seen that before, it really looks like the stack has pitched over a lot already!

Henry Heatherbank
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posted 02-01-2014 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henry Heatherbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder what Bruce McCandless must have been thinking? 18 years waiting for his chance to ride.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-01-2014 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was my first launch. I was on the causeway by myself (lots of other people were there but I went without any companion). Those days you could drive your vehicle to the causeway. I arrived at the gate as the first in line around 1AM in the morning. It was an amazing day!

astroborg
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posted 02-01-2014 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First time I've seen this image, too. I guess that's the SRBs that make the trail an off-white hue, right?

Cozmosis22
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posted 02-01-2014 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by astroborg:
I guess that's the SRBs that make the trail an off-white hue, right?

That's affirmative.

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