29 August 2009

STS-128 launch

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.


19 August 2009

More space-rock, please.

I love me some space-rock. Muse is my favourite band by bloody far, and anyone who knows me just ... knows that. I discovered today an unsigned band from New Zealand called "Battle Circus", and they sound so much like Muse that I love them too. Here is one of their videos.

They have an EP out which is quite good, and are working on an album which is scheduled to be released later this year. Check out their website for links to facebook, twitter, whatever: http://www.battlecircus.com/