Monday, March 09, 2009

Kepler Launch!

Kepler Launch!
Originally uploaded by Astro Guy
To paraphrase the kiddies of today, "OMG Ponies!!!!"

I got to travel to the Kennedy Space Centre to watch a Delta II launch carrying the Kepler mission. It was a magnificent sight. What shocked me was how bright the it was. Luckily it was a very clear night, so one could see the boosters separate and fall back down to the Earth. You can see them glowing in the picture above.

Way go to Kepler!