Atlas V Launches MMS

23 Mar 2015 admin In G+ Posts

One day I will get this photo….. Photo bucket list…

Originally shared by +Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)

Atlas V Launches MMS
Image Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography)

Birds don't fly this high. Airplanes don't go this fast. The Statue of Liberty weighs less. No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on, nor could any human just a millennium ago. The launch of a rocket bound for space is an event that inspires awe and challenges description. Pictured above, an Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission into Earth orbit 10 days ago to study the workings of the magnetosphere that surrounds and protects the Earth. From a standing start, the 300,000 kilogram rocket ship left to circle the Earth where the outside air is too thin to breathe. Rockets bound for space are now launched from somewhere on Earth about once a week.


Comments: 6

  1. Patrick Campanale 23 Mar 2015 Reply

    He had a pretty hefty ND filter on that one…. 227 (I believe) second exposure, at f/8 and ISO 400? Yeah, heavy ND filter..

  2. Brent Burzycki 23 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Patrick Campanale my luck I would fail to get the shot on the first try based on needing to know things I did not know beforehand..

  3. Patrick Campanale 23 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki practice on astrotography. What camera do you have?

  4. Brent Burzycki 23 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Patrick Campanale D300S Nikon

  5. Patrick Campanale 23 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki that's got everything you need for good astrophotography 🙂

  6. Brent Burzycki 24 Mar 2015 Reply

    +Patrick Campanale now just to figure it out…and have time to try it out…

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