Sunday, March 8, 2009

kepler launch video

this video by NASA, of last night's launch of the kepler spacecraft and its delta II rocket from the kennedy space center in cape canaveral, florida, is not the most visually exciting launch i've seen. but i think it's neat to hear updates on fuel usage and the distance the rocket travels in such short amounts of time!!

10 comments:

Lorna said...

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~Lorna

henzy said...

congrats on being a blog of note

sorbethead said...

i saw this launch from ~4 miles away. the delta 2 really leaps off the pad. the first 6 solids were visible for a very long time after separation as they arced over. the plume that developed from the first stage engine was very bright and at least the size of the full moon. through a small telescope i was able to see a great deal of texture in the plume... which you can rarely see on video. a must-see-in-person kind of event...

SRG said...

very cool

heroineworshipper said...

We're waiting for Wednesday, when the last visually distinct feature of the space station goes up. After that, it's basically done. Too bad nothing gets launched from Nottingham.

trv333 said...

Your definitely not a blog of note for your grammar but your pictures and such are sweet.

Bertonie said...

Very cool².
I loved!!!
Astrology, oh, so perfect!!!!11
Wonderful your blog!
You're from Canada?
I'm from Brazil, rs.


sweet anda little kisses

astropixie said...

thanks for sharing your story, sorbethead! i sincerely hope to see a launch up close one day!

trv333 - it behooves one to use proper grammar when pointing out the faults of someone else's! ;) thanks for your comment!

bertonie - i'm from the US and i study astronomy (not astrology). there's a big astronomy meeting in rio in several months!

Anonymous said...

nice, liked the vid. a friend of mine was down there for a conference, he got to catch the launch in person as well (at least that was the plan). don't know much about rocket types, but from the launches i've seen (none in person yet, still hoping) i agree with with sorbethead, it really jumped on up there.

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