Home Page
The Challenge
Why The Moon
Project Mercury
Project Gemini
Project Apollo
We Remember
Space Journal

The Journal

1966 Events
1967 Events
1968 Events
1969 Events
1970 Events
1971 Events
1972 Events
1973 Events
1975 Events
1989 Events
1990 Events
1991 Events
1992 Events
1993 Events
1994 Events
1995 Events
1996 Events
1997 Events
1998 Events
1999 Events
2000 Events
  2001 Events
2002 Events
2003 Events
2004 Events
2005 Events
2006 Events
2007 Events
2008 Events

My Events

STS-124 Return
Gerald-Fest A
Gerald-Fest B
Gerald-Fest C
Apollo 7 40th


 The Biggest Birthday Candle My photographs from the launch of STS-124.   Photo Credits: Mine
Mary, Astronaut Mike Mullane, and Jerry at the KSC Saturn V Visitors Complex
Mary, Astronaut Mike Mullane, and Jerry at the KSC Saturn V Visitor Complex
STS 124 Awaits Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A
STS-124 Awaits liftoff from launch Pad 39A
Main engine start
STS-124 main engine start
SRB Ignition for STS-124
SRB Ignition
Liftoff of Discovery on STS-124
Liftoff of STS-124
Liftoff of STS-124
Starting to emerge from behind the launch tower
STS-124 clearing the tower
Discovery comes into view
STS-124 leaves Pad 39A behind
STS-124 has cleared the tower
STS-124 is a very bright birthday candle
STS-124 raining fury on launch pad 39A
Up, up, and away
Up, up, and away
Setting sail for the heavens
Setting sail for the heavens
Discovery sails beyond its flag
Discovery sailing beyond its flag
STS-124 goes behind a cloud
STS-124 passes behind a cloud
STS-124 emerges from behind the cloud
STS-124 emerges from behind the cloud
X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Heading down range
STS-124 heads down range
SRB Seperation photo 1
SRB Seperation Photo 2
SRB Separation Photo Sequence 1
SRB Separation Photo Sequence 2
SRB Seperation Photo 3
SRB Seperation Photo 4
SRB Separation Photo Sequence 3
SRB Separation Photo Sequence 4
Birds flock around launch pad 39A
Post Launch Birds flocking around Pad 39A includes a NASA Security helicopter.
NASA scheduled the launch of STS-124 for May 31, 2008.  By sheer luck it coincided with my birthday.  If the launch occurred on time, that would be the biggest birthday candle that I ever had.

Search WWW Search EarthToTheMoon.com

UPDATED : August 18, 2008
© 2003-2008 EarthToTheMoon.com All rights reserved.