I wanted to watch the launch, so I just turned my camera on video and held it off to the side hoping I’d get something without looking – no tripod, just shaky and excited hands. This is not perfectly framed, but it did manage to capture the moment and it afforded me the ability to see the liftoff with my own eyes. Here’s what happened above the cloud deck. All I can say is this was an incredible experience that I was lucky to have had.
Lastly, you’ve got to check out this video from @triciamckinney which mashes-up this footage of mine with a her own footage of the reaction on the bleachers and then that video made it onto the Rachel Maddow Show – check out the clip.
Smoke plumes from a forest fire in the Gallatin National Forest, Montana is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 15 crewmember on the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-118) was docked with the station.
Part of the Sinai Peninsula, featuring the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba, were photographed by one of the STS-127 crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour while it was docked with the International Space Station.