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05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!

A rainbow over Buffalo airport. I took it as a good sign that the flight would actually happen and I'd actually make it
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A rainbow over Buffalo airport. I took it as a good sign that the flight would actually happen and I'd actually make it

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Mon May 21 19:04:17 2012
Exposure 1/1250s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags actually, buffalo, flight, good, happen, i, make, rainbow, sign, took, would
Sunset above the clouds
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Sunset above the clouds

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Mon May 21 20:24:54 2012
Exposure 1/400s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags clouds, sunset
About an hour and a half until liftoff and we're on our way to the launchpad!
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About an hour and a half until liftoff and we're on our way to the launchpad!

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 02:07:23 2012
Exposure 1/6s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 40mm (Effective 64.0mm)
ISO 1600
Tags half, hour, launchpad, liftoff, way, we
James waits on the wall mere feet from where we witnessed Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight almost exactly a year ago.
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James waits on the wall mere feet from where we witnessed Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight almost exactly a year ago.

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 02:47:06 2012
Exposure 4s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags almost, endeavour, exactly, feet, final, flight, james, mere, shuttle, space, waits, wall, witnessed, year
This was the best photo I could get of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle itself. The cloud coming off is excess oxygen gas
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This was the best photo I could get of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle itself. The cloud coming off is excess oxygen gas

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/5.6
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 02:57:32 2012
Exposure 4/10s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 300mm (Effective 480.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags 9, best, cloud, coming, could, excess, falcon, gas, get, launch, oxygen, photo, vehicle
The VAB stands tall with the Falcon 9 in the background (you'll have to really look hard to find it)
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The VAB stands tall with the Falcon 9 in the background (you'll have to really look hard to find it)

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/9
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 03:14:14 2012
Exposure 65s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags 9, background, falcon, find, hard, it, look, really, stands, tall, vab, you
The Falcon 9 had a flawless liftoff and sent the Dragon spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station and a date with history.
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The Falcon 9 had a flawless liftoff and sent the Dragon spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station and a date with history.

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 03:46:05 2012
Exposure 197s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags 9, date, dragon, falcon, flawless, international, liftoff, sent, space, spacecraft, station, way
The same image after a little bit of post processing. I got very lucky that this shot came out as well as it did.
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The same image after a little bit of post processing. I got very lucky that this shot came out as well as it did.

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 03:46:05 2012
Exposure 197s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags bit, came, got, image, little, lucky, post, shot, well
The whole experience had a dreamlike quality to it
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The whole experience had a dreamlike quality to it

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 03:55:50 2012
Exposure 22s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 30mm (Effective 48.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags dreamlike, experience, quality, whole
Well, I'm in the south (sort of) so we had to hit Waffle House
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Well, I'm in the south (sort of) so we had to hit Waffle House

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/4.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 05:12:11 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 29mm (Effective 46.4mm)
ISO 800
Tags hit, house, i, of, sort, south, waffle, well
James loves Waffle House
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James loves Waffle House

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 05:12:16 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 320
Tags house, james, loves, waffle
I completely forgot to take a picture of me on the bridge, so this will have to do
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I completely forgot to take a picture of me on the bridge, so this will have to do

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 05:35:31 2012
Exposure 1/20s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags bridge, completely, forgot, picture, take
News coverage of the launch in the airpot
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News coverage of the launch in the airpot

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 06:06:19 2012
Exposure 1/13s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 40mm (Effective 64.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags airpot, coverage, launch, news
After a whirlwind trip and not even six hours in Florida, I'm heading back to Buffalo! What an adventure!!
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After a whirlwind trip and not even six hours in Florida, I'm heading back to Buffalo! What an adventure!!

Collection 05/22/12 - I go on a crazy trip to Florida to watch the SpaceX COTS2 demonstration flight!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Tue May 22 10:42:02 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 100
Tags adventure, back, buffalo, even, florida, heading, hours, i, six, trip, whirlwind
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