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Picture of the Day - September 3, 2009

"Discovery's Rainbow"

Photo of a colorful rainbow created by the recent launch of Space Shuttle Discovery.
Photo courtesy of NASA.                            (Click on the photo for a larger view)

Whenever a space shuttle lifts off at night the resulting "show" is often spectacular, and the lucky folks who witnessed the launch of Discovery on the evening of August 28 got to see one heck of a show indeed. NASA photographer Ben Cooper captured this awe-inspiring image of a colorful rainbow created along the arcing trajectory of the rising spacecraft.

In my opinion, Mr. Cooper has one of the best jobs on the planet. After all, he gets to "show up for work" at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to perform the task of capturing the magnificence of the launches of our fleet of space shuttles. What an exciting vocation!
 
 
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Now that's something you don't see every day. Nice job Mr. Cooper (in more ways than one).
     
     
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    This is a really cool photo of the shuttle launch. I have never seen one like it before. I would have to agree with you Rick about this being one of the best jobs on the planet!!
     
     
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Simply great!
     
     
    Name: Hanna Duncan
    Town: Owensville, MO

    Magnificent picture today as always. I just HAVE to visit the Cape someday and see a launch in person!

 
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