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Uploaded: 10/19/08 3:37 PM GMT
Expedition 18 Launch: 2
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A second shot of the successful liftoff of the Expedition 18 crew onboard a Soyuz spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

This one is taken much closer and gives a much higher level of detail and drama. Once again, tweaked in CS3 and Tiffen DFX.

Image Credit: NASA/Roscosmos

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::Hottrockin
10/19/08 4:52 PM GMT
Up, up & away!!

Very neat-o & detailed view!!

~grabs a stick and a hotdog...runs toward flame~

8~O
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
::RKG
10/19/08 6:38 PM GMT
Beautiful work. Such raw power. Curious to know what the pad looks like after all that heat?
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::mike100
10/19/08 7:28 PM GMT
great shot phil. i can't get enough of this kind of photography.
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&mimi
10/20/08 6:50 AM GMT
Whoa baby.....long and lean is this machine!!!
I love the way one can see the launching towers falling away.
Your position as 'clean-up' man suits you well Phil.
Another superb job of tweaking an image for us to enjoy as well as continuing the education of my grandchildren :=)
To the space favorites folder this goes.
Many thanks for all the work you do to bring these neat, clean NASA images to me!
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~mimi~

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