Night Launch

Adventures of a first-time shuttle photographer.

(Ed Darack)

The Photographer

(Ben Cooper)

Photographer and writer Ed Darack stands near space shuttle Endeavour before its final planned night launch, February 2010.

About Ed Darack
Ed Darack

Ed Darack’s forthcoming book, Highest Valor (Smithsonian Books, 2017), covers the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations. The book grew out of his article in the Feb./Mar. 2015 issue.

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