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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Way Kewl Photo

[Intel Source: Right Mind] Check out this photo of a Space Shuttle launch taken from a chase plane:

Is that sweet or what? Some blogs are claiming that the photo was taken from the International Space Station, but this is clearly being taken from a lower altitude -- something still in the atmosphere (this guy says it's a WB-57 chase plane). For comparison, here's a photo of Denmark taken from the ISS.
No matter where it was taken from, it's still a great picture.


Blogger Steeljaw Scribe said...

Indeed it was one of the two WB-57s still used by NASA from ca. 60K. Carries a specially configured camera in the nose for Shuttle launches. See:
for more details.

10/25/2006 3:20 AM

Blogger Dale Courtney said...

Thanks for clarifying where that picture was taken from.

When I first saw it, it didn't seem right that it came from the ISS, but it didn't occur to me that it came from a WB-57. That makes perfect sense.


10/25/2006 5:48 AM


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