STS 130 NASA's Last Night Shuttle Launch



These are some pictures some friends took of STS 130, NASA's last shuttle night launch, on Feb 8,2010. We Just wanted to share them with you. If you click on any of the pictures you can download a PDF with all of them to save to your computer or print the pictures.

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STS 130 Guests look on from the terrace of Operations Support Building II as space shuttle Endeavour launches from pad 39A on the STS 130 mission early Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour and its crew will deliver to the International Space Station a third connecting module, the Italian-built Tranquility node and the seven-windowed cupola, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)




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Lift Off!!

The shuttle Endeavor just lifting off the gantry. It is always spectacular to watch a night launch.


sts130 Shuttle Endeavor just clearing the top of the gantry, about 5-6 seconds after ignition.

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Clearing the Gantry, it's on it's way!

STS130 Shuttle launch view from the countdown clock.

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A view from across the Indian river.

sts130 Another shot from across the Indian River, just a few minutes after launch.

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The last shot before the shuttle disappeared down range.








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