|Je suis à une centaine de mètres de la fusée. - Photo prise par : Julian Leek|
-T’a un tournevis ?
- Bien sûr, mon petit couteau suisse
|C'est par là que|
flammes. Photo : rke
Photo : rke
Ah, qu’est-ce qu’on est bien si proche de cette fusée. On pourrait presque la toucher. A demain matin jeudi 4h05 sur place (10h05 en Suisse) pour le décollage. Ici, il fera encore nuit.
- Photos : à suivre
|My collegues, Julian Leek (right) and Alan Waters|
- Photo : rke
The photographers bark the rocket Atlas at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
« Ouh, ouh ! Ouh, ouh ! ». What’s is happen ? Julian Leek, my colleague photographer, scream like a dog on his tripod ? I’m surprised, going to him and see he is adjust a cable.
|Jeff Seibert is always ready. |
- Photo : rke
- Have you a screwdriver?
- Of course, I’ve my little Swiss Army knife
Relieved, Julian belies its small electronic box to adjust the microphone. Why a microphone ? Yeah, obviously to trigger on photos when the Atlas rocket lift-off ! We are about 30 feet from the rocket and we aren’t goeing stay there like grilling chicken at the launch ! Truce of joke, we are currently in the process to installing picture-boxes with the cameras with we can taken the famous images so close to the launch site. NASA has brought us on that site and we are a dozen photographers on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. So, our work is done. The cameras are in their corner. Some photographers protect their zoom with some plastic cups. Others, better equipped with more powerful hardware, like wooden boxes.
Ah, we are well near that rocket. You could almost touch it. At tomorrow 4:05 Thursday morning on site (10:05 Switzerland) for takeoff. Here, it will still be night.
- Photos : following