Monday, June 02, 2008

What a lift off!

Well here's something we don't normally see after a launch. Numerous concrete blocks and bricks from the flame trench were blown away during the STS-124 launch and ended up damaging some of the surrounding fence and were scattered throughout the launch site. We're not sure yet what caused this to happen, but it will be fixed in time for the next launch of Atlantis on October 8th. The pictures below are amazing. Be glad you were not on the launch pad when this happened!

You can read a little more on Spaceflight now: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts124/080601pad/



5 comments:

Miguel Lopes said...

Yikes! Is this in any way related to the heavy cargo the Shuttle is carrying?

Danette said...

I truly do not know which I like better...your blog or your photos. Keep both of them coming.

And darned if I didn't miss this launch. Dag-nab-it!

vdiv said...

Too bad 39B is out of commission. Let's hope that debris did not bounce and hit Discovery. Let's also hope that the root cause will be found, this will be fixed, and won't happen again in October.

tamasya said...

i love this blog! keep up good works...its to be nice if we can know each other, do you think so?

hartagrm said...

Please keep us posted about this. I have a tuff time with media reports as they are always so negative. I feel like you are a much better source of information! Thank you and keep up the good work.