February 26th, 2011 — Mark Littlewood
Business travel can get a bit boring can’t it? (OK a LOT boring). Imagine looking out of the window on a flight to see Discovery launching on its final mission. That would be quite cool. Neil Monday just did.
I once saw Comet Hale Bopp and the northern lights when flying to San Francisco. I think I would have been as excited about seeing a space shuttle launch. I wish I’d had a camera with me but to give you some idea, take a look at some of the amazing photgraphs that David Cartier Snr took in Alaska http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcartiersr/369384708/. They are not licensed for use but really worth some viewing.
This is a great sequence of the launch from the ground courtesy of that excellent gentleman, Rocky Barbanica, not only Robert Scoble’s Cameraman at Rackspace, but a total all round dude. Pleasure to have you drop over to our blog. Been a great week for visitors!
See more of his adventures at the launch here including an incredible time lapse view of the gantry retraction…
Now go and subscribe to his YouTube channel.