|Delta IV se soulève, seule dans une nuit-cirage. Etincelante,|
elle irradie quelques secondes les alentours et les alligators.
Photo : rke
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|Le satellite GPS IIF-2.|
Photo : ULA
A star goes over my head to place the GPS IIR-2 satellite around the earth
Saturday, 2:30 am. Hillitop on the building of CBS News TV, in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), I point my camera in front of a bright object in the distance. Nearby, 5 miles. I can see the launch pad to the naked eye and its rocket. A Delta IV. After two postponements due to weather, the sky cleared at last (it's almost like it was programmed) and suggests the full moon, as if winking, or narrated this off, which looks auspicious. Then the black sky lights shine to the image of a match suddenly scratched. The horizon lights up, but do not ablaze. The rocket is rising (it’s 2:41), emits a plume of white smoke rising briskly. Slowly, ever faster. So fast, that they found around overnight. The craft flies, wax blends in heaven. This is no longer a star ... like the others. But it moves the star there. This is the rocket that sent a GPS satellite, one of the ones you use to get around by car. That's what is space ! Among other ...
The video : by rke