ROCK's May, 2009, LaunchI was recovering from foot surgery, but I watched the May R.O.C.K. launch from the sidelines.
The bright blue sky provided a beautiful backdrop for the white smoke from the rockets. The light breeze helped us feel cooler, but made for some long walks to recover rockets.
A number of impressive scale models were flown.
Ryan's Space Shuttle made a nice flight.
Ryan also flew his Atlas 5.
Carl's Delta IV made another amazing flight.
I managed to capture a series of still images that capture the flight from the Delta IV's lift-off through staging.
Ryan's Gemini Titan flew on a two-motor cluster.
Carl's Saturn V looked good both before its flight, and, in spite of an interesting flight profile, after.
Additional photos from the launch can be viewed in the Payload Bay Gallery.
[Posted: 2009-05-03 | Updated: 2009-05-03]