Picture of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at Lift-off

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in Science

Awesome.
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Female 94
So beautiful.
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Male 6,693
That is so awesome. I would love to go for a ride.
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Male 1,357
incredible
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Male 25,416
Very awesome
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Male 3,076
WoooooOOOOOOwwwww SWEET!
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Male 450
take that gravity
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Female 1,893
AWESOME When did this happen im feel.. so behind on LIFE!
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Male 221
THIS... is my new desktop wallpaper.
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Male 1,744
what`s really nuts is when you see this in person, at night, all of a sudden it`s daytime, quite literally, you`d think the sun just rose. quite breathtaking, shame people won`t be able to experience this again, at least not anytime soon.
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Female 177
I loved living in FL as a kid and seeing this all the time
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Male 1,451
Weird, looks to me like this is a bit AFTER liftoff not AT liftoff.

Anywho, I love this stuff. Watched the final takeoff and subsequent landing of Discovery and it was a little sad. It`s amazing to think about what these people put themselves through, though.
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Female 96
@slayer50515: you`re not alone, I got the same problem :D
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Male 229
So beautiful, the clouds of dusty debris and light give this image so much depth and value! I love it!
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Female 570
USA`s space program is endnig??
Ok Russia, that`s your cue, get out there!
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Male 10,338
The space program isn`t done. They still have funding for rocket launches, and I`m sure they will occasionally throw a person or two in there.
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Male 987
"My new desktop!"
"My new desktop as well, wow"
I feel alone in the universe.... I need wallpapers 1920x1080 px because my monitor is so large =/
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Male 363
I live about 20 miles from the space center, and tbh, this town isn`t great, there isn`t much to do, and it gets boring at times. But, it will definitly suck once the space program is done, the tourists pretty much paid for a good amount of what this town has through coming to view a shuttle or rocket launch.
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Male 2,344
My new desktop as well, wow
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Male 54
My new desktop!
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Male 4,793
F**k Yeah.
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Male 88
Yay! Another awesome post turned stupid by politicizing in the comments. Exactly how does arguing the past rights or wrongs make anyone`s day any better? What`s done is done, come to peace with it, move on, and enjoy the really great photo presented here.
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Male 40,734
It`s a cool picture! Sad that they`re retiring the shuttles, eh?

@madest STFU! Keep your leftist CRAP off a non-political thread, jackass!
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Male 426
was going to make it my desktop background, but then i saw that incredibly sexy picture of Eliza Dushku and I couldn`t do it.
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Male 7,378
You got that wrong CJ, It was your guys who ruined the economy to such an extent that we need to pay the price today. Thanks.
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Male 670
Great pic. New desktop. Thanks.
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Male 17,511
madest: It was `your guys` that have doubled the national debt in the last two years there bud, and a lot of it has gone to waste for crap we don`t need. NASA`s budget is a drop in the bucket compared to the pay offs Obama gave to his friends, associates, and the banks/brokerages/insurance companies that helped fund his campaign.
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Male 371
I thought it was a nice picture.
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Male 4,807
Crakrjak..."We`ve been `broke` before"

I`m pretty sure the US has been broke since WW1 to the tune of 10B or more.
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Male 39,893

Yeah, space exploration is expensive. But research pays off.
Not always how we experct, and sometimes you think it has no value
when suddenly it does. But space sciencesa have given us new medicines
and medical techniques. Better plastics, solid state electronics, etc etc

look at your cell phone... the profitable end of space technology
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Male 10,338
Obama took it all away. So sad.

Also, Madest. If we can afford 200 billion dollars on green energy research, we can afford 20 billion dollars to conduct space missions. That`s what we saved by grounding the space program.

Mere peanuts.
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Male 7,378
CJ, You can find reasons to criticize. Doesn`t matter what Obama does. If he kept the program you`d complain of the waste of money. STFU about Obama. You have no credibility because your guys have proven themselves to be disastrous for the country.
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Male 1,678
"NASA`s launches have been a symbol of the USA`s leadership to the world."

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Male 15,510
By the way there was no link whatsoever so I guess they mean this one:

Full Resolution Link
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Male 17,511
madest: We`ve been `broke` before, It never ceased NASA`s space program. I thought Obama was all about creating or keeping jobs, according to the liberal spin. Didn`t he sign the biggest government spending bill in our lifetime just over a year ago ?

NASA`s budget is tiny in comparison.
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Male 10,440
[quote] I think this size is suffice lol [/quote]

Not for me! This mighty 24" screen hungers for more pixels.

Oh and crackr, if you are looking for symbols of US leadership look elsewhere. Plenty of other countries have space programs, not to mention private space programs.
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Male 280
"drat this poo I`m out of here!
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Male 741
This is amazing
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Male 15,510
"Image is scaled down. Link for the full size pic below if you want it as wallpaper."

I think this size is suffice lol
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Male 39,893

Now that the shuttles are getting retired, I wonder if I could buy one.

Convert it into a motor home or something.
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Male 7,378
We`re broke captain teabagger.
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Male 17,511
It`s a shame NASA is no longer going to be sending manned missions because of Obama killing the Orion project.

NASA`s launches have been a symbol of the USA`s leadership to the world.
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Male 56
Inspiring
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Male 7,378
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