Last Shuttle launch captured with Fujifilm X100

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Jarle_Aasland
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Last Shuttle launch captured with Fujifilm X100
Jul 8, 2011

Too bad I couldn't be there!

I've covered two Shuttle launches in the past (STS-93 in July 1999 and STS-100 in April 2001) and had planned to travel to Florida to see the last one as well. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to do so. The Shuttle program has been a big part of my life, and I'm sad it's over.

Anyway, I decided to do something , so I photographed my daughter in front of the TV (streaming NASA TV over the web) watching the final launch. The first one, on April 12, 1981, wasn't even shown live on television, so I got the news on the radio an hour or so after it happened. I was 11, almost 12, at the time. My daughter is 10 in September.

I'm looking forward to future space missions, but there will never be another spacecraft like the Shuttle.

For another last launch account, check Joe McNally's "The last launch" blog post. Cool stuff:

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/2011/07/05/the-last-launch/

Jarle

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