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and one more (this one from terra firma)

Discovery backing out of the Hanger prior to mission






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I am in awe of all of your photos! Please keep 'em coming!
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No. The T-38 canopies make it difficult for this type of shot. The STA's also hae a similar problem. To shoot air to air, it is best not to have any canopy. On a side note if you remember that Air Force One fiasco, they sent a F-16D with the Air Force One and if you look at the shots, you will notice canopy reflections and even the canopy rail in the picture. To truly shoot air to air, you need an open window, this opens host of other problems like wind effects (at 200+ mph, try holding a camera and breathing) and also the cold.
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So, um, you were hang gliding along side so there wouldn't be a canopy in the way? Ultralight? Superman? Wonder Woman's invisible glass jet??
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:32 PM
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So, um, you were hang gliding along side so there wouldn't be a canopy in the way? Ultralight? Superman? Wonder Woman's invisible glass jet??


Just air between us...air to air...no plastic


One more. This was a lot harder.




Discovery head towards Florida landing site


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Just air between us...air to air...no plastic


One more. This was a lot harder.




Discovery head towards Florida landing site


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PLEASE tell me how you took that photo!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:16 PM
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One more. This was a lot harder.




Discovery head towards Florida landing site


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So I made a gallery for STS-132

STS-132 launch

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Old 05-19-2010, 06:47 PM
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So I made a gallery for STS-132

STS-132 launch

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Fantastic! What ever it is you do for work...I envy you.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:24 AM
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Fantastic! What ever it is you do for work...I envy you.

hahah.. Thanks...

More will follow. Landing is set for next week. By the way, she may visible in the night depending on the location and weather. It is worth seeing in person!
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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hahah.. Thanks...

More will follow. Landing is set for next week. By the way, she may visible in the night depending on the location and weather. It is worth seeing in person!
Does anyone know the path it will take to land? What time? Will it be visible over Chicago specifically?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:42 PM
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i like that port picture you have. i jetskied through that area when i visited.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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hahah.. Thanks...

More will follow. Landing is set for next week. By the way, she may visible in the night depending on the location and weather. It is worth seeing in person!
I have a feeling I won't be able to see her from my location. Any idea if she'll be passing over the Phoenix area on the way in?
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I have a feeling I won't be able to see her from my location. Any idea if she'll be passing over the Phoenix area on the way in?
Negative. Orbital tracks for landing were just released and they are both inbound from the over the Gulf of Mexico for both landing attempts this morning. Sorry!
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Negative. Orbital tracks for landing were just released and they are both inbound from the over the Gulf of Mexico for both landing attempts this morning. Sorry!


Just be sure to post some pictures as I'm sure you'll have them!
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Maybe when/if Atlantis finally makes it to the US Air Force Museum 5 minutes from my house I can get some pics like yours.
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Just be sure to post some pictures as I'm sure you'll have them!

here you go! Enjoy!

I finally had time to process some of my shots from landing and tow back. Here are two small galleries with about 10 pictures each.

Landing-Starting from where she begins her final dive for the runway.

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132landing/atapattu00.html

first one is:



and tow back gallery

available here

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132towback/atapattu00.html

first one is:
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What are you going to do with all of your time after they finally stop all of the shuttle missions???
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What are you going to do with all of your time after they finally stop all of the shuttle missions???

Yeah...I dont know. It is going to suck..When the last orbiter leaves operational status it will be depressing. We are all shaking our heads as that day will be a tremendously depressing. Almost like the death of a family member. I guess I will be seing them at their final destinations.

My wife is looking forward to it though..she will be happy to get me back at home most of the time.
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Yeah...I dont know. It is going to suck..When the last orbiter leaves operational status it will be depressing. We are all shaking our heads as that day will be a tremendously depressing. Almost like the death of a family member. I guess I will be seing them at their final destinations.

My wife is looking forward to it though..she will be happy to get me back at home most of the time.
Maybe you can come out here to Dayton with Atlantis. Apparently to get it to the AF Museum they either have to land it one of the long base runways and then knock out 9 bridges to tow it over to the museum, or extend the museum runway a whole bunch. Neither being cheap options. So do you work for NASA? What do you do with the rest of your photography life?
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Yeah...I dont know. It is going to suck..When the last orbiter leaves operational status it will be depressing. We are all shaking our heads as that day will be a tremendously depressing. Almost like the death of a family member. I guess I will be seing them at their final destinations.

My wife is looking forward to it though..she will be happy to get me back at home most of the time.
Maybe after it's all done you can disclose what you do/did for a living that allowed you to take those wonderful pics
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How does biomedical engineering go with NASA photography?
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What do you do with the rest of your photography life?
Well..there will be stuff flying. A Delta IV launched the other day. The new rocket or rockets will be coming on line too. There is always the Russians flying American astros up on regular basis for the next 3- 5years! That would be a sight!


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How does biomedical engineering go with NASA photography?
Well...the link is actually manned space program and biomedical engineering...

space photography is accidental use of free time.
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here you go! Enjoy!

I finally had time to process some of my shots from landing and tow back. Here are two small galleries with about 10 pictures each.

Landing-Starting from where she begins her final dive for the runway.

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132landing/atapattu00.html

first one is:



and tow back gallery

available here

http://www.atapattu.net/sts132towback/atapattu00.html

first one is:
Excellent shots as always. I also like the photos of you taking the photos on that website. That 600mm lens is just massive!!
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Shot STS:128 back in August 2009.

The prelim shot were of the pad as the countdown took place. The launch itself was shot from the top of the VAB at KSC. Approx. 3 miles from the pad.

Just put up a gallery located at:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html

First picture in series is below:
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Very cool! Looks a little HDRish.
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Shot STS:128 back in August 2009.

The prelim shot were of the pad as the countdown took place. The launch itself was shot from the top of the VAB at KSC. Approx. 3 miles from the pad.

Just put up a gallery located at:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts128/atapattu00.html

First picture in series is below:
What settings did you use? HDR? What time of day? Very nice pic
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