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ROCK's May, 2009, Launch

I 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]


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