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Monday, November 28, 2011

Mars Science Lab launch pix #msl #nasatweetup

The launch was fun, but the weather diminished the visceral impact: The rocket disappeared from sight very quickly; and the mass of water in the intervening clouds muted the sound, while the wind blew still more of the sound away.

In terms of the "holy crap" factor, the launch of Juno in August, with its clear skies, low wind, and brilliant sunshine, was a better spectacle.
( http://photobucket.com/juno_langa )

I'm not complaining, though. MSL was still very cool.

http://photobucket.com/msl2_langa

With its multiple, automated cameras up close to the launch, NASA always get the best views: