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On July 8, 2011, my family and I had the pleasure of attending NASA's final launch of the space shuttle program. From the turn-basin at Kennedy Space Center, we watched Atlantis rise above launch pad 39A for her final mission.  We were standing a mere 3.4 miles away from pad 39A, we were in awe.  (Photo credit: Lucy West)

 

"3-2-1 -zero and Liftoff!..." ↑

 

 "And liftoff, for the final liftoff of Atlantis!  

On the shoulders of the space shuttle, America will continue the dream ..."    ↑

 

 

"Atlantis roll - Houston."  /  "Roger roll - Atlantis" ↑ 

 

 Atlantis roaring and soaring!   ↑

 

 

Thick exhaust plume hanging in the air after launch.

  Astrovan and Closeout Crew van sitting in foreground. ↑ 

 

 Pad 39A post launch. ↑

 

 Pre launch:  NASA chopper with armed protection surveying the area as the 

Astrovan transports the astronauts to pad 39A.  ↑  (Photo credit: Lorna West) 

 

  

 Astrovan transporting STS-135 astronauts to pad 39A ↑ 

 

  

Post launch: Open VAB door revealing Crawler ↑

 

 A close up peek at the Crawler ↑

 

Launch Control Center / Firing Room 4, (and one of my favorite buildings in the world!)

 

This video was taken by my stepson, Jesse Binnall, from his pad:   

 

 

Return to Space Quest! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Artist


 

Member of

International Association of

Astronomical Artists

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You can also see Lucy's work at the following NASA sites:


http://kepler.nasa.gov/

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Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory Operations


http://ciclops.org

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Lucy's work is also featured on

Discover Magazine by

@BadAstronomer - Phil Plait

'The Brush Strokes of Star Birth'

and featrued in Plait's

2012 Best Astronomy Images

posted in SLATE.com

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