Note: The liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT

THE PARTY WILL WRAP UP AT 4 P.M.: Thank you for joining me #Live on Facebook as I posted a 24 hour launch party of my experience of the Atlas IIA rocket mission number AC-128 at launch site CCAFS, SLC-36A to launch the Tempo 2-Comsat into orbit that was launched by NASA on 03/08/1997. This was to celebrate the rocket take off in five minutes, the first manned mission since 2011. As promised, here is the post of the whole ensemble of photos on one post. Enjoy!

The archive of my NASA Liftoff Facebook Party: Thank you so much for joining: I wish good luck as the rocket goes up in a few minutes! Facebook…  Archive Link: NASA Launch Blog Party: Went May 26 at 3:30 PM – May 27 at 4 PM

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Today’s featured photo! The feature of: Florida The specialty: Ensemble of Atlas Rocket liftoff

Here is today’s featured photo ensemble. I am featuring photos of NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This special post is a wrap of my Facebook Party that celebrates NASA’s first manned spaceflight since July of 2011. I recommend everyone see one of these once in your lifetime, because it tops any fireworks finale, by far! How fast the rocket goes after the afterburner is activated and it goes into orbit. The rocket literally disappears in seconds, and it looks like a magic trick!! Shocking, absolutely shocking! Date – March 1997.

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Photos taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=NONE, Aperture=3.8 f/stop, shutter-speed ½ second, with the auto-winder on 1 second between the shots, so 1½ seconds per frame–loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.

I enjoyed holding the Facebook Party and sharing my experience of a rocket liftoff with the world. I wish NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley and the SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will lift off in 5 minutes on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27, 2020 from NASA’s Launch Complex-39A much good luck! God bless America! Another fine photograph to follow very soon of NASA in the great State of Florida!


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