Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cape Florida Lighthouse

The Cape Florida Lighthouse is located on Key Biscayne, just outside of Downtown Miami. The 95 foot tower has wonderful view of the surrounding state park, the Atlantic Ocean, Downtown Miami, Stiltsville, as well as the rest of the surrounding areas. The lighthouse is in Bill Baggs State Park, which has some really nice beaches, as well as some good waterfront restaurants...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Space Shuttle Discovery- STS 124

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch (May 31, 2008)
The Space Shuttle Discovery launched into space from Kennedy Space Center on May 31, 2008 at 5:02 pm. It's job is to deliver and install Japan's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station. Where I viewed the launch, there were some low clouds that blocked the view of the shuttle for a few seconds, but beyond that there were clear skies. It was even clear enough to see the boosters separate from the shuttle!

Here is a video of the launch that I filmed. A little shaky in the beginning, but it soon improves:

Of course, NASA TV always has some impressive videos of the launch that end up on Youtube. Like their video of the launch:

Or their video of the shuttle's external fuel tank falling below the shuttle:

Only seven shuttle launches left, then nothing until the Orion program starts in 2014(if it happens)...