Fine Art Prints by Andreas Mueller | Space Shuttle Discovery, Final Flight | Piggyback 2
Uploaded 17-Apr-12
Taken 17-Apr-12
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Dimensions1735 x 1154
Original file size816 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Apr-12 10:08
Date modified17-Apr-12 22:14
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D3
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/9
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 220
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Piggyback 2

Piggyback 2

On a whim a fellow co-worker and I decided to head to the Mall in Washington DC, to see the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery (riding piggyback on specially outfitted Boeing 747). I will never forget the roar of the crowd as the Space Shuttle approached the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial and headed towards the US Capitol. We were perfectly positioned at the Smithsonian. What a great day, although sad to see this program end.