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STS-118: A Buck Fifty.
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Emerging from the billows of smoke, Space Shuttle Endeavour hurtles into the sky from launch pad 39A. The mission is the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station but also represents a few other milestones as it is Endeavours return to flight from its long standing role as an emergency standby craft and is also the 150th manned flight to space by NASA. It will continue ISS construction by delivering a third truss segment, the SPACEHAB module and the external stowage platform. Usual refinements done in CS3, NoiseNinja & DFT 55mm.

Original Image Credit: NASA/KSC Media/Reuters.

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::jswgpb
08/09/07 4:44 PM GMT
Good job Phil. That's a beauty.
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::MellodySmiles
08/09/07 6:54 PM GMT
WoweeWowWow Phil! Onto my desktop this beauty goes, thank you so much! Love it!
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.up8850
08/12/07 3:24 AM GMT
This is a great photo - the colors are very brilliant.
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.heidlerr
08/12/07 5:28 PM GMT
Awesome sight. I'd love to see this for real. Thanks for bringing it to us.
Russ
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.kaiser_sibi
04/30/09 9:22 AM GMT
You capture really great space images!!! I wonder how it would feel like to drive a beauty like that!
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.tanimara
03/24/11 9:30 PM GMT
Fantastic photo - to infinity and beyond!!!!
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