The Space Shuttle Launch As Seen from My Driveway

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Last night at 7:55pm EDT, the Space Shuttle was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. About a minute beforehand, I grabbed the camera (with the 50mm f/1.8 lens attached), headed outside, and took this picture from my driveway (I probably could have gotten a better shot with a tripod and some planning).

This was the very last night launch of the Space Shuttle before the program ends.

I’ve seen a few night launches up close, and it’s one of the most impressive, awe inspiring things I’ve ever seen. Although I wasn’t quote so close this time, it’s still amazing to see one of humankind’s devices lighting up the sky like the sun rising at night.

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