ATTENTION: To use this site, it is necessary to enable JavaScript in your browser.
Here are the Instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.

Shuttle Sunset

Space Shuttle Discovery rides a stream of fire into the sky from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 13, 1989. STS-29R was the 28th Space Shuttle flight and the 8th by Discovery, and the first launch after the Challenger disaster. It was the only launch I photographed at the space center. I witnessed the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and photographed it from 100-miles away. I wanted to see a successful launch before I left the state. And it was spectacular.

I was leaving Tampa, Florida, to move to New York and made a call to my friend, Peter Cosgrove, to ask if there was any way I could photograph the launch of Discovery as a stop on my journey back to the northeast. He hired me as a stringer and I had three phenomenal photo shoots during the three days I spent at Cape Kennedy.

I photographed Discovery the night before its launch sitting majestically against a brilliant red sky on Pad 39-B. This was only the third launch after the Challenger disaster and Discovery was ready to go. The sunset that night preceded a perfect launch day. That same day of March 12, 1989, the Space Shuttle Atlantis was rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building in preparation for an April 28, 1989, launch.  Then on the morning of the launch, Pete assigned me to the fire tower at Cape Kennedy, a platform just three miles from the pad. When the "candle lit" and Discovery jumped from the ground, the sound hit us like a physical blow and the ground shook from the force of its flight.

It was the culmination of all my dreams of photographing a launch by NASA. Those three days were some of the most exciting I had as a photographer, fulfilling a childhood dream of being involved with NASA.

1 Medium

2 Size

3 Styles

4 Frame

Summary

Quantity
$
Back

Shuttle Sunset

Space Shuttle Discovery on Pad 39 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida the night before launch with a blazing sunset. STS-29 was the 28th Space Shuttle flight and the 8th by Discovery. It took off from Launch Pad 39-B on March 13, 1989 at 9:57:00 a.m. E

1c crunched snajej

Trusted Art Seller

The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

3c crunched udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

ASF logo Proud Member of Art Storefronts
Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

×

Email this Image to Your Friends

(this will be the "from" email)
(enter recipient email addresses)
×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.

+

Every Picture Tells A Story

SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!

Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!

= required

WATCH FOR Every Picture Tells A Story EACH WEEK

This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only!

Registered business Ssl Encrypted