Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Well, it's official. I was finally able to secure tickets to a shuttle launch! So when Atlantis launches to the International Space Station on or about November 16th, I'll be in the audience. This ticket gets me to the closest publicly available viewing site, a causeway on the Banana River about 6 miles from launch pad 39A, actually on NASA property. I can picture the pictures now! I need to rent a good lens... This is a vastly different view of the launch in addition to being closer. I'll be looking to the north (north by north-east, I think) instead of east (OK, east by south-east...).

I think this is one of the last six shuttle launches, so time is running out to catch one. If you get the chance to see one, take it!


Unknown said...

I tried getting causeway tickets and got in right at 9am and by the time I went to check out, they were sold out. I'm pretty bummed, but I really don't want to pay $500 for airfare, hotel & rental car to see it from the KSC Visitor's Center.

I was going to rent a zoom lens for my XSi, but I guess I won't need to worry about it now.

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Puckwheat said...

Wow! Congrats! Can't wait to see your amazing pictures.