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STS-124
Knievel
STS-124 Return
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STS-126

STS-126

 Endeavour turns Day into Night
My photographs from the launch of STS-126.  
Photo Credits: Mine
The Moon above Pad 39-B
A closeup of the Moon from a 300 mm lense.
The Moon above Launch Pad 39-B
Looking at the Moon through a 300 mm lens.
Launch Pad-39A at T-9 minutes and holding.
Launch Pad 39A at T-9 minutes and holding.  Note the flame from the excess hydrogen burn to the left.
Building up thrust.
Space Shuttle Main Engine Ignition.
Increasing Thrust
Increasing thrust.
The steam cloud becomes more illuminated.
The steam cloud becomes more illuminated.
SRB Ignition
SRB Ignition.
Liftoff of Endeavour on STS-126.
Liftoff of Endeavour on STS-126.
The external tank appears from behind the launch tower.
The external tank appears from behind the launch tower.
Just below the top of the lightning mast.
Just below the top of the tower lightning mast.
Beyond the top of the tower lightning mast.
Beyond  the top of the tower lightning mast.
Endeavour closes in on clearing the tower.
Endeavour closes in on clearing the tower.
Reaching for the sky.
Reaching for the sky.
What a beautiful view!
What a beautiful view!
Endeavour changes the night into day.
Endeavour changes the night into day.
Endeavor rolling for ascent profile.
Endeavour rolling for ascent profile.
STs-126 launch contrail begins to eclipse the Moon.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
STS-126 launch contrail begins to eclipse the Moon
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
Less and less of the Moon is visible.
Only a small sliver of the Moon is left.
Nearing total occlusion.
Progression of the STS-126 eclipse.
The launch of STS-124 occurred on November 14, 2008.  I watched this take place from the Banana Creek VIP viewing sight with my wife, Mary, our daughter, Marian, our grand daughter Lexie, and our grandson Wayland.

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UPDATED : November 18, 2008
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