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STS-128 Launch: Long Exposure.
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Viewed from the Banana River Viewing Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery arcs through a cloud-brushed sky lighted by the trail of fire after launch on the STS-128 mission. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A was on time at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The STS-128 mission is the 30th International Space Station assembly flight and the 128th space shuttle flight.

Photo credit: NASA/Ben Cooper

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=ppigeon
09/02/09 8:39 AM GMT
Wow! Wonderful capture. NASA is now an artistic agency now?
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-Pierre-
::verenabloo
09/02/09 11:56 AM GMT
What a magnificent photo!! Totally breathtaking!! Verena
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Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
::Flmngseabass
09/02/09 2:48 PM GMT
Fantastic shot!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!
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&mimi
09/02/09 2:58 PM GMT
This capture is quite unique in it's presentation Phil I love the arc as well as the different colors that are reflected near the arc at the space shuttle 'end'.
thanks for cleaning it up and giving it to us......little Nick will be quite happy.......again! :-)
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~mimi~
::jswgpb
09/02/09 4:42 PM GMT
Now that's the way to light a candle. :) Fine job Phil.
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::Inkeri
09/02/09 10:45 PM GMT
Absolutely Fantastic Phil..WOW
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::Hottrockin
09/03/09 11:13 AM GMT
Wicked one!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
.faymous
09/03/09 3:49 PM GMT
wow, faved :)
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.BigTris
09/04/09 3:06 PM GMT
And i always believed space ships went right into the sky, but that really would be boring.

Great shot indeed.
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Greets, Chris
simoriah
11/09/09 3:33 AM GMT
Amazing photo! :)
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