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!

1 comment:

Todd said...

Are you the person who first noticed the "hot companions"? Kudos. I just have one question, apart from wanting to congratulate you: was that name given tongue-in-cheek?