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turnipkiller
09-09-2006, 09:36 AM
I snapped some pictures of this morning's shuttle launch, hot off the press! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5855.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5856.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5857.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5861.jpg

turnipkiller
09-09-2006, 09:36 AM
I snapped some pictures of this morning's shuttle launch, hot off the press! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5855.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5856.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5857.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/IMG_5861.jpg

heywooood
09-09-2006, 11:51 AM
I watched it on CSPAN this morning from about t-20min.

it was flawless - especially the view from the camera mounted on the aux. fuel tank.

Are these pics from your own neighborhood?

slappedsilly
09-09-2006, 12:05 PM
Oh, ya lucky dog. You live that close or on vacation? What's the sound like from that distance?

turnipkiller
09-09-2006, 01:52 PM
Yup those shots are from our front yard, the neighbour's house is in view.
Unfortunately there is no sound to be heard from this distance.

VFA-25_Cobain
09-09-2006, 03:58 PM
about 20 of us were watching NASA's live feed on the Lobby from T-20:00... was funny comparing the Shuttle to the 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LStarosta
09-09-2006, 06:37 PM
You had these pictures up before many news sites had theirs up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

heywooood
09-10-2006, 10:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by turnipkiller:
Yup those shots are from our front yard, the neighbour's house is in view.
Unfortunately there is no sound to be heard from this distance. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


turnipkiller, internet sensors detect possible Canadian-ness in your spelling - how is it that you have a view of Atlantis shuttle launch in Florida from your 'neighbourhood' in Canada???

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif another defector, eh?

and back on topic - this mission, among other things, is to install a new and larger solar power collector to the space station and signal the return of space shuttle re-supply missions to the international space station program.

If only we were smart enough to incorporate more solar power collection and conversion here on earth...although I guess it should be noted that a new program has been started in California to do just that....
finally a beginning (http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/market/business/viewstory;jsessionid=D37E2E0C373FAE87548CF6B9F79E5 DF2?id=45867&src=rss)

turnipkiller
09-10-2006, 03:11 PM
I keep forgetting my "ou" spelling is a dead giveaway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Indeed I moved down here from Canada last November. Are you a fellow Canuck out of the homeland heywood?

And while on the topic, one of the crew on this mission is Canadian. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

heywooood
09-10-2006, 03:17 PM
I have resided in Canada - Pt Colbourne to be precise...Now living in the Peoples Republic of Ocean Beach California.


It is because of the Canadian crewman on Atlantis that I have the utmost confidence in this mission... sounded a little like Hal9000 there but so be it.