Picture of the Day - Rocket Landing

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The Portland State rocket, supported by its main parachute, is about to come back to earth. The orange first parachute has become wrapped around the rocket, with its lines dangling below. This photo was taken at the launch site, a distance of probably 1-2 miles from the landing site, with a 300 mm-equivalent lens, and the original file was cropped roughly in half for better composition. Hence the poor resolution. But the line from where the photo was taken to the shoulder of the hill in the background helped to locate the rocket where it had fallen in the sagebrush.

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This page contains a single entry by Victor Bloomfield published on July 1, 2013 11:19 PM.

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