post written by: Marc Chernoff
Space Shuttle Launch Photographed From Outer Space
An interesting photo sent to me by my buddy Nick who works at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. The International Space Station happened to be directly overhead two shuttle launches ago (last September). One of the astronauts up there snapped this picture of the launch from a window in the space station. I thought it was pretty cool.
Update (2-6-07): A few site visitors have pointed out that this photo was actually taken at much lower altitude than the ISS resides at. It seems as though the Kennedy employees that gave the photo to Nick were just messing with him. I know nothing about avionics, so I was equally fooled. See the comments on this post for further details. I apologize for the inaccuracy of this post.