The Last Nighttime Space Shuttle Launch


This is a photo of the last nighttime space shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2010. If you look closely, you can see the trail as it rises above the tree and that ball of fire IS the space shuttle.

We were staying in Ft. Myers on this night and knew that it was a historic night in the U.S. space program. So, at around midnight, we got in the car and headed across the Florida peninsula toward Cape Canaveral, hoping we could see the launch. The traffic was terrible and we couldn’t get up close to the launchpad. There was a small town very close by and everyone was lining the roads there with their cars and camera equipment. We were lucky to get a spot right by the fence.

You can’t really tell in this picture, but we could actually see the shuttle go up as it was almost dawn and then it disappeared into a ball of fire. I just didn’t have the right kind of slow-moving film because it was a last minute decision to go watch the launch. It was certainly a once in a lifetime experience.

 

 

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This Post is written for the International Blogging Marathon Challenge #2.  The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the second one.

IBMC #2: For this challenge, you will pick up a photograph and describe the memories associated with it. You are welcome to do it on any kind of photograph. It could also be your thoughts on any random photograph. Your post will contain a photograph and a description to it. Add appropriate references if necessary. The length of the description can be wisely decided.

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