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In-flight iPhone snaps Space Shuttle launch
The Unofficial Apple Weblog ^ | May 17, 2011 | Chris Rawson

Posted on 05/17/2011 7:50:28 AM PDT by 6SJ7

The picture at right isn't something you see every day, and it's something there'll only be one more chance to capture: a Space Shuttle launch photographed from an in-flight passenger jet. Stefanie Gordon shot this image of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's launch with her iPhone as her plane descended for a landing.

The shot itself is a rare enough event, but what happened next was an eye-opener for the photographer. According to Mashable, within a few hours of uploading the launch pics to Twitter from her iPhone, Stephanie was getting phone calls from ABC, CNBC and the BBC. Her follower count on Twitter went up by over 1000, and she was getting so many @mentions as a result of the pic that she had to shut them off so her iPhone's battery didn't get drained.

(Excerpt) Read more at tuaw.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: iphone; photo; space; spaceshuttle
Neat photo of Space Shuttle heading into orbit. Photo taken onboard a commercial aircraft using an iPhone.
1 posted on 05/17/2011 7:50:30 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: 6SJ7

Now THAT is cool!


2 posted on 05/17/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 6SJ7

An earlier launch captured on video from airliner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE_USPTmYXM


3 posted on 05/17/2011 7:55:01 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: 6SJ7

Don’t know what all the fuss is about. That’s clearly a contrail from a passenger jet

:0)


4 posted on 05/17/2011 7:59:15 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: 6SJ7

You sure that’s a rocket launch? Looks more like a plane contrail to me. ;-D


5 posted on 05/17/2011 8:00:28 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: 6SJ7

Clearly, that photo is just a commercial jet liner approaching from over the horizon! ;-)


6 posted on 05/17/2011 8:00:50 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: 6SJ7
No man, it's an evil plot. They call them con-trails but, they are really spraying mind control drugs getting ready for 12.21.2012! /s
7 posted on 05/17/2011 8:01:23 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: agere_contra
Don’t know what all the fuss is about. That’s clearly a contrail from a passenger jet

Dad gum.... you gotta be QUICK on the trigger round heah!

8 posted on 05/17/2011 8:02:10 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: agere_contra

Damn you! :-D


9 posted on 05/17/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: agere_contra

>>>Don’t know what all the fuss is about. That’s clearly a contrail from a passenger jet

Nope. It’s unicorn farts.


10 posted on 05/17/2011 8:04:21 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: 6SJ7

If I hadn’t known what it was, I would have guessed a pic through a microscope of a sperm fertilizing an egg..


11 posted on 05/17/2011 8:05:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: agere_contra
Now there you go again...
12 posted on 05/17/2011 8:06:30 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: agere_contra; Free Vulcan; SomeCallMeTim

Actually, its a picture of a commercial airliner taken from the nose camera of a Chinese ICBM.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: 6SJ7
cool photo.

Looks like the North Pole pole is crooked. Must be melting with all that globull warming.

14 posted on 05/17/2011 8:11:49 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Looks like the North Pole pole is crooked.

Damn you Denmark!

15 posted on 05/17/2011 8:13:29 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: agere_contra

Don’t know what all the fuss is about. That’s clearly a contrail from a passenger jet

:0)

RATS! You beat me to it.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 8:22:22 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: 6SJ7
Here's another shot taken from a students baloon experiment.


The balloon was sent up from Gainesville, FLorida earlier that morning. It was called Senatobia-1. I know the size is large for posting but ist looked to good to reduce it. I apologize for that. Please allow it this time.
17 posted on 05/17/2011 8:25:04 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Clearly, that photo is just a commercial jet liner approaching from over the horizon! ;-)

Vogon Constructor Fleet entering earth orbit.

18 posted on 05/17/2011 8:46:47 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

nice


19 posted on 05/17/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: 6SJ7; Swordmaker
Father and Son Launch APPLE iPhone into SPACE
20 posted on 05/17/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 6SJ7
Vogon Constructor Fleet entering earth orbit.

Don't forget your towel.

21 posted on 05/17/2011 9:58:20 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: 6SJ7; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
iPhone photo of shuttle launch from plane—PING!

Please, No Flame Wars, Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
 PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

 


Apple iPhone photo Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

22 posted on 05/17/2011 2:07:57 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: 6SJ7

Wow, I’m jealous, I admit it. But that’s cool.


23 posted on 05/17/2011 4:24:13 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: agere_contra

LOL


24 posted on 05/17/2011 4:24:54 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: 6SJ7

Watch Apple try to claim ownership of the photo. Google would try if it was an Android.


25 posted on 05/17/2011 4:32:05 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: 6SJ7

Very cool!


26 posted on 05/18/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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