It finally launched! Adriana and I spent the better part of a week trying to see this thing lift off (weather problems, followed by a valve problem), but it was completely worth it. This was a night launch, and while it was much 'shorter' than a day launch, it was soooo much prettier. A shuttle launch still is, by far, the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Click on the image below to go to the set.
Here is my favourite picture from the set, the solid booster separation. You could only just barely see this, and somehow I was able to get enough pixels to remember it by.