08 February 2010

Breaking Orbit ~ Lovely Endeavor Night Launch!

Susan Poulton writes in National Geographic's Breaking Orbit about the lovely launch of space shuttle Endeavor last night!
"I've seen many launches, but being on the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building was a once in a lifetime experience, especially for a night launch. The sky literally turns from night to day, and the shockwave shook the entire building beneath my feet. It felt like I was watching the launch from an other-worldly vantage point. The air was so crisp and cold, a rarity for Florida, that you could see the shuttle all the way into space, until main engine cut off seven to eight minutes later as a small glowing dot that wavered in brightness and then faded to a deep red and disappeared."

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