STS-98 Launch Photos from Disneyworld

From: Rick Baldridge (rickbaldridge@msn.com)
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 22:35:45 PST

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    I have not seen this posted on SeeSat yet ---  Some REALLY COOL Shuttle
    launch shots taken from Disneyworld / Orlando,  about 60 miles from Kennedy.
    Great job, Mr. DeVito!
    
    RICK BALDRIDGE
    Campbell, CA
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    For those of you who may be interested I happened to be in Florida for a
    conference and was able to observe the most recent shuttle launch from
    about
    50 or 60 miles (distance at launch).
    
    I've posted them at http://www.thedevitos.com/shuttle.html
    
    These are digital photos were taken from Disney World in Orlando Florida
    at dusk on February 7, 2001. The Shuttle Atlantis is on it's way to deliver
    the Destiny laboratory module to the International Space Station.
    
    My vantage point was looking almost due east toward Cape Kennedy (about
    60 miles away) with the setting sun behind me.
    
    Of special interest, note the changing color of the plume as the shuttle
    altitude increases and the refraction of the sun's light by the earth's
    atmosphere is reduced.
    
    Hope you find them interesting,
    
    Regards
    
    Tony DeVito
    
    
    
    
    
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