Night Launch Beauty

February 27th, 2014 by Adam Voiland

On February 27, 2014, we published an Image of the Day of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite soaring above Tanegashima Space Center like a candle in the sky. However, that wasn’t the only spectacular photograph of the night launch that chief NASA photographer Bill Ingalls (@ingallsimages) captured. I collected a few of my favorites below, and you can browse many more on NASA’s Flickr page.

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You can also read more about Ingalls’ work for NASA — which at one point required climbing into an active volcano in Antarctica to get photos of a robot that was testing concepts for a planetary mission — in this profile and this Q & A with Space News.

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2 Responses to “Night Launch Beauty”

  1. ADRIANO says:

    GOSTARIA DE RECEBE EM PORTUGUES

  2. Siesta says:

    Beautiful, but all that pollution?

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