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STS-131, Space shuttle Discovery, launches from Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of April 5, 2010 producing an unusually large and beautiful coma-like tail.
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1st Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
STS-131, Space shuttle Discovery, launches from Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of April 5, 2010 producing an unusually large and beautiful coma-like tail.

"Living in central Florida," says Ledford, "shuttle launches were always one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Never before had I seen a shuttle produce such a spectacular gas trail. In this shot, moments before booster separation, Discovery looked like a comet producing a massively beautiful coma-like tail as it streaked across the early dawn sky."

TAGS: Florida, Space, United States

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Longwood, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2014
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Copyright:
© Jodi Ledford.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2010
Total Views: 124
Filed Under: Spacecraft
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 12, 2013, 11:55 a.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D60
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO1600
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