March 08, 2007

Saw The Launch

Wow. That was awesome. I tried to take pictures but forgot to set my camera up to do it. I have 4 pictures. 2 of trees and 2 of total blackness. Wow. Wow. Definitely worth staying up to see.

From SPACEFLIGHT website:

0311 GMT (10:11 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 87 seconds. The vehicle has broken the sound barrier.

0311 GMT (10:11 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 60 seconds.

0310 GMT (10:10 p.m. EST Thurs.)

T+plus 30 seconds. The 19-story rocket is roaring into the night on the thrust of its RD-180 main engine. Good engine performance reported.

0310 GMT (10:10 p.m. EST Thurs.)

LIFTOFF! Liftoff of the Atlas 5 rocket on its first mission for the United States Air Force, launching six technology demonstration satellites to blaze a trail for future missions in space.

Posted by vw bug at March 8, 2007 10:17 PM | TrackBack

I posted one picture. I haven't downloaded the video we took on RTY's camera. I'll look at that and if it's decent, I'll post it up too.

Thanks for letting me know there was a launch!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 8, 2007 10:32 PM

Aren't those launches just absolutely incredible. They're worth watching every single time, if just to marvel at the pure ability and knowledge that has been amassed to accomplish such a feat.

Posted by: Ogre at March 11, 2007 02:59 PM

You forgot to mention that you forgot to tell Brains you were headed out to watch it and he missed it; after telling you all about it.

Posted by: Tink at March 13, 2007 04:55 PM