Date: August 28,2009
Location: Taken right next to the VAB building on Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Camera: Canon Rebel Xsi EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS
Settings: Manual 1/4000, f/5.6, ISO 400, Drive mode: Continuous
Edits: ABSOLUTELY NONE! Photo is AS IS!
I have lived near Kennedy Space Center my entire life and have witnessed all but 5 launches over the span of the shuttle program. I have seen the first and I will see the last I have no doubt. My husband works directly on the Space Shuttle as a Quality Inspector. Tonite I was able to get a VIP pass to witness the night launch of STS128 Discovery from KSC. It was a once an a lifetime opportunity for me to see what may be the last night launch, as for those who don’t know the program will be shutting down in 2010. This makes me very sad. But I at least have a little piece of history to carry on with. Enjoy!