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Learning the Three “R’s” Space Shuttle Style: Rollout, Rollback, Rollover (Part 3)

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Where is Waldo?I rarely have my photo taken when I am taking photos. But with cameras all around me documenting everything, I was bound to end up in an official NASA photograph. In fact, I got into five photos and one video! My photo:NASA’s photo:Photo credit:  NASA (link to original image) I am near the right, on the crowd line, kneeling, wearing a dark shirt and tan pants.My photo:NASA’s photo:Photo credit:  NASA (link to original image) I am second from the left, next to the orange cone, wearing a blue hat, kneeling.My photo:NASA’s photos:Photo credit:  NASA (link to original image) Photo credit:  NASA (link to original image) Photo credit:  NASA (link to original image) I am in the back row, second from the left, wearing a blue hat and a geeky STS-134 t-shirt. Note in the last shot (L plus 31 seconds), I had my arms and hands down, no longer shooting.NASA’s video from the same location.LovebugsI had never heard of lovebugs until this trip. If you take a close look at them, you wil…

Learning the Three “R’s” Space Shuttle Style: Rollout, Rollback, Rollover (Part 2)

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Déjà VuI returned to the KSC Press Site at launch minus one day. It was déjà vu. We don’t get too many “do overs” in photography. For at least some aspects of this event – I was getting a do over.At 6 am, I lined up my remote camera gear alongside waiting buses for bomb dog inspection. Now, armed with knowledge and experience, I felt more comfortable. We boarded buses for the mounds. With the launch time now in the morning, I now planned my remote shoot from the dike, east of the launch pad, with water reflection, tall grass, and potentially wildflowers.Photographers setting up remote cameras at and near the mounds.The plan to re-distribute photographers from the mounds to other spots with rovers did not materialize. After about one hour waiting at the mounds, I rode the bus back to the Press Site with photographers from the mounds done with their setup. Our media escort, as promised, returned with a van taking three of us photographers to the dike. Once there, I picked out a location…