Friday, December 5, 2014

Orion is off the pad!

Liftoff of Orion Space Capsule Atop Delta 4 Launch Vehicle
Photos taken from TV screen
     As you all probably know already, the Orion space capsule made it off the pad atop a Delta 4 launch vehicle this morning.  I was up early to see the liftoff and it was spectacular! This is a GREAT day for NASA, Alabamians, and all American’s.  Though the mission isn’t over as of this post, the last I heard, all is going well.  Marshall Space Fight Center here in Huntsville is a major technological contributor to this mission and the Orion Project.  Also, the Delta 4 rocket was developed and built in Decatur, Alabama; my hometown.  I look forward with great expectation to the day when Orion carries astronauts to Mars.  Congratulation to all involved with the successful liftoff! 

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Nikon D800, Nikor 35mm f2.8, 1/60 second @ f4, Handheld

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