Shuttle Endeavor Night Launch. by Mark Weaver

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Night Launch of STS123, Shuttle Endeavor. Very humid evening as evidenced by the atmospheric lighting, low cloud deck obscured the launch after approx 10 secs. Shot with Nikon D50, 70-300mm ISO400 1/125, f/8.
Taken, Kennedy Space Center Causeway.


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    WOW- incredible- it must have been a thrill

  • Thanks Cheryl!

    – Mark Weaver

  • Michael Humphrys
    Michael Humphrysover 6 years ago

    Perfect shot.

  • Thanks Michael. You’ve got a great portfolio!

    – Mark Weaver

  • hollys1wedding
    hollys1weddingover 6 years ago

    very good

  • Brian Barnes
    Brian Barnes S...over 6 years ago

    VIP area or causeway? I almost did the causeway this time, but backed down in fear of losing my $115 on a scrub. That happened to me in December. In any event -that was my first night launch and it’s at the top of my “most incredible things witnessed” category (and I’ve seen a couple of hundred tornadoes in my short lifetime!). Outstanding work Mark! Every shot I see just brings it all back again.

  • Thanks alot Brian, my day shots were taken at Banana Creek VIP viewing site but the night shots were on the causeway. The no refund policy has always bugged me and it sucks that you had to go thru that. Glad you enjoyed the shots

    – Mark Weaver

  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeover 6 years ago

    Very Cool…would love to feel what it feels like to be that close to a launch!

  • Amanda Moscoe
    Amanda Moscoeover 6 years ago

    An incredible shot. When I was 15 or so, I got to see a launch from Daytona Beach. it was the coolest thing I have ever seen and an experience for sure!

  • Thanks Amanda! I am lucky to get a ring side seat for many of the launches.

    – Mark Weaver

  • Catherine Crimmins
    Catherine Crim...over 6 years ago

    this is a wonderful shot!!! love it…i loved to watch these when i lived in cocoa beach

  • Thanks Catherine! i am happy to be able to share them ;)

    – Mark Weaver

  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonover 6 years ago

    Wow! Great Capture! The reflection across the water is wonderful too!

  • Thanks Tara, its a rare treat to see a night launch and i am glad i can share my shots ;)

    – Mark Weaver

  • lancewilliams
    lancewilliamsover 6 years ago

    great shot! wouldn’t have been the easiest shot so well done

  • Thanks Lance ! you certainly dont get a second chance to change your settings lol

    – Mark Weaver

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 6 years ago

    an amazing photo, makes you feel as though you are there

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