Friday, June 20, 2008

Jason launches (I think), makes Al feel all tingly inside

Is that the rocket? Nope, that's just the light from a house.

Space can't stop me.

Despite the 2,738 miles between me and the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, I tried to take some photos of the Delta 2 launch that starts a NASA mission to measure the Earth's rising sea levels through a satellite called Jason 2.

I should have used the 200mm lens instead of going with the wide-angle shot because all I got was clouds. The house lights played with my mind a few times when I thought they were the glow from the rocket.

The NASA-TV image to the left, however, proves that the rocket successfully pushed off from its earthly moorings at 3:46 a.m. and that it is headed toward space to effectively increase to size of Al Gore's ego.

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