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 Launch Day 

STS 120 launch, as seen from NASA causeway. This is an animation you must view the large version to actually see it!
STS 120 launch, as seen from NASA causeway. This is an animation you must view the large version to actually see it!
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Kennedy Space Center doors opend at 5am. See the line that already formed in front of them...
Kennedy Space Center doors opend at 5am. See the line that already formed in front of them...
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This picture of me was taken on launch day morning.  Remember my question which bags would be allowed into KSC?
This picture of me was taken on launch day morning. Remember my question which bags would be allowed into KSC?
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At "Breakfast with an Astronaut", Bob Springer talks about his experiences flying on the space shuttle.
At "Breakfast with an Astronaut", Bob Springer talks about his experiences flying on the space shuttle.
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Crowds begin to gather in Kennedy Space Center at sunrise. Many more to follow ...
Crowds begin to gather in Kennedy Space Center at sunrise. Many more to follow ...
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The Space Shop is a very popular Kennedy Space Center destination on launch days...
The Space Shop is a very popular Kennedy Space Center destination on launch days...
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Part of the visitor viewing area in Kennedy Space Center's main visitor comnplex. Note the large outdoor screen carrying launch information.
Part of the visitor viewing area in Kennedy Space Center's main visitor comnplex. Note the large outdoor screen carrying launch information.
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Long lines in front of the NASA causeway busses.
Long lines in front of the NASA causeway busses.
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At the NASA Causeway viewing site. In the middle, you can see my camera, the one that I used to take the good shuttle launch pictures with.
At the NASA Causeway viewing site. In the middle, you can see my camera, the one that I used to take the good shuttle launch pictures with.
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The waterways are patrolled, too (seen from NASA causeway).
The waterways are patrolled, too (seen from NASA causeway).
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Busses, busses, busses arrive at NASA causeway.
Busses, busses, busses arrive at NASA causeway.
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And, of course, there is some food on NASA causeway on launch days ;)
And, of course, there is some food on NASA causeway on launch days ;)
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A few busses later, NASA causeway filled up. As you can see, not everybody was lucky to get that perfect spot in the first row like me ;)
A few busses later, NASA causeway filled up. As you can see, not everybody was lucky to get that perfect spot in the first row like me ;)
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These clouds were our enemies...
These clouds were our enemies...
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Somewhat later - clouds move towards the shuttle launch pad.
Somewhat later - clouds move towards the shuttle launch pad.
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Waiting for the shuttle launch on NASA causeway ...
Waiting for the shuttle launch on NASA causeway ...
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Will the clouds move over the shuttle? Its only a few minutes remaining now. Everybody is crossing fingers...
Will the clouds move over the shuttle? Its only a few minutes remaining now. Everybody is crossing fingers...
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Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
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Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
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Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
Discovery's STS-120 launch as seen from NASA Causeway. Read more about it in my space blog.
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