Posted on October 10, 2012March 8, 2020 by Geek Smiths — Leave a commentFalcon 9 Rocket and Dragon Capsule Launch Sunday – Media bullpen after the launch. Everyone is scrambling to get their notes down and start the photo and video upload Sunday – NASA administrator Charlie Bolden and SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell post-launch. Smiles for everyone! Sunday – Post-launch briefing for the media in attendance Sunday – NASA after dark and after the launch Sunday – Liftoff Sunday – The rocket, across the water Sunday – My camera setup. Digital camera on a smaller tripod, which is attached to the big tripod with the video camera mounted on top Sunday – On the way to the causeway, with about an hour and a half to go until launch Sunday – Lori Garver, NASA’s Deputy Administrator, giving a social media-exclusive briefing Sunday – Charlie Bolden, NASA’s Administrator, giving a social media-exclusive briefing Sunday – The countdown clock with the countdown on it. Sunday – “Danger Will Robinson!” Sunday – Mars Rover made completely of Legos, to scale, with a fancy photo filter Sunday – Mars Rover made completely of Legos, to scale Sunday – The rocket garden Sunday – NASA sign Sunday – Another shot of the Visitor’s Center from outside the gate Sunday – The Kennedy Center Visitor Center (from the outside) Sunday – Jen with Jason, the awesome @NASASocial guy, and @DawnGirocco at the Falcon 9 rocket raising Sunday – Falcon 9 rocket after being raised. Sunday – Falcon 9 rocket after being raised. You can see the Dragon capsule at the top Sunday – Falcon 9 rocket after being raised in launch preparation Sunday – The Falcon 9 rocket almost vertical Sunday – The Falcon 9 rocket, horizontal. Sunday – The Falcon 9 rocket, horizontal. The Falcon 9 was named for the Millennium Falcon. Sunday – Pad 40, waiting for the Falcon 9 rocket to go vertical Sunday – Another shot of Pad 39A Sunday – Going to the launch pad – this is Pad 39A, where the last shuttle mission was launched from Sunday – On the bus to see the Falcon 9 get raised Sunday – Social media waiting excitedly to go to the Falcon 9 Pad 40 launchpad, and tweeting, blogging and Facebooking about it! Sunday – The media bull pen Sunday – The media bull pen Sunday – The water is the same color as the sky Sunday – Biscuits and gravy with eggs – breakfast of space adventurers! Sunday – Coffee and space nails! Saturday – Jen and @DawnGirocco hanging with other space geeks! Saturday – Space geeks know their stuff and have awesome stuff to share Saturday – Space geeks! Saturday – Space geeks! Saturday – Space geeks! Saturday – Space-geek beer! Saturday – NASA at twilight Saturday – NASA at twilight (wider shot) Saturday – NASA at twilight Saturday – Pre-launch press conference, Mike Suffredeni Saturday – Pre-launch press conference – Sam Scimemi Saturday – Pre-Launch Press Conference – Bob Cabana (director, Kennedy Space Center), Sam Scimemi (director, ISS), Mike Suffredini (program manager, ISS), Gwynne Shotwell (president, SpaceX), Mike McAleenan(launch weather officer) Saturday – When we went to get the pictures of the Shuttle launchpad and the grass attacked! Saturday – The original Shuttle launch platform Saturday – Countdown clock. It’s too early for there to be a countdown yet. Saturday – All the NASA social media! Saturday – Fancy! CBS and AP Reuters Saturday – This is where the magic starts Saturday – The Vehicle Assembly Building. The stripes on the American flag are wide enough to fit a school bus. Saturday – Another shot of the Vehicle Assembly Building Saturday – The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The grey things on the sides are giant doors that can raise to the top of the building to allow mobile missile bays Saturday – All official! Saturday – Here! Saturday – There’s a weather system that’s producing some fantastic cloud formations Saturday – Hello Florida! Saturday – Leaving Atlanta to begin the adventure Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailRedditPinterestPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Post navigationPrevious post: Falcon 9 Rocket LaunchNext post: NASA Adventure recap! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Sign up to our newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.