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— dave hogerty (OriginalNoise.Org)

The 1988 launch of the space shuttle Discovery, as seen from the bank of the Indian River in North Cocoa, Florida. This was the first manned launch from Cape Canaveral, since the Challenger exploded, just after liftoff, two years earlier.

Moments In Time & Space

DISCOVERY: BACK TO THE FUTURE (September 29, 1988)
NAKED LAUNCH: Spencer Tunic brings his “Naked States” tour to the Space Coast (1997)
DAY IN THE LIFE: SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY (2005)
DISCOVERY: FREE FLIGHT (JULY 4, 2006)
SHUTTLE AT DAWN:
DISCOVERY’S FINAL MISSION (February 24, 2011)
INAUGURAL FALCON:
(February 6, 2018)
INAUGURAL DRAGON:
FIRST MANNED SPACEX (May 27, 2020)
(1960) THE MERCURY 7:
NASA MOVES TO CAPE CANAVERAL (1950)
ALAN SHEPARD: 
FIRST AMERICAN IN SPACE (MAY 5, 1961)
JOHN GLENN:
ROUND AND ROUND (FEB. 20, 1962)
APOLLO 8: 
EARTHRISE (Dec. 24, 1968)
APOLLO 11: “ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN” (JULY 20, 1969) TK
APOLLO 13:
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM” (APRIL 13, 1970) TK
VOYAGER:
CARL SAGAN’S MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE (SEPT. 5, 1977)

fla./ [TIMELINE]

Discovery / Back To The Future (1988)
Naked Launch / Pretty As A Picture (1997)
Day In The Life / First Family
Free Flight / July 4th 2006
“Final Dawn” (2011)
SpaceX Cometh / The Privateers
Inaugural Falcon / Dreams of Mars
The Dragon Rises / Men In Space [X]

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DISCOVERY: BACK THE FUTURE (Sept. 29, 1988)