Her Last Flight Home

© Jeff Robinson

Her Last Flight Home

Tammy Scott 4/7/2009 3:38:53 AM

This is just great in B&W! #1110191

Ray Thoms 4/7/2009 3:41:38 AM

Truely a great loss....nicely captured Jeff... #7380703

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 4/7/2009 3:46:41 AM

Ray Said It Best

Fittingly Somber in Black and White Jeff #7380706

Carla Metzler 4/7/2009 4:00:57 AM

Great shot! #7380743

Carol Sawyer 4/7/2009 4:04:33 AM

Fantaastic B&W capture, Jeff!! #7380761

Gord MacEachern 4/7/2009 4:10:55 AM

You really do have a treasure here Jeff!!! #7380791

Terri L. Scribner 4/7/2009 4:11:55 AM

Wow,one for the history books!! #7380794

Alan L. Borror 4/7/2009 4:19:17 AM

Wonderful historic image, Jeff! B&W does seem appropriate... nicely done. #7380829

Janet McNeil 4/7/2009 4:19:53 AM

Beautiful capture with lovely tones- a real classic! #7380831

Ray Clarke 4/7/2009 4:28:08 AM

Great pov and capture, love the tones Jeff.!!!(R) #7380870

Rhonda Burger 4/7/2009 4:37:17 AM

Super image Jeff. I remember that day in 1986, I was watching. Rhonda #7380906

Kathryn Wesserling 4/7/2009 4:48:30 AM

You're a wee part of history with this one, Jeff. Thank you for sharing the image and the story. #7380952

Margaret R. Barry 4/7/2009 4:54:28 AM

Amazing image, Jeff. I also remember that tragic day. #7380976

Tiia Vissak 4/7/2009 4:57:43 AM

great tones, light & framing! #7380991

Agnes Fegan 4/7/2009 5:03:59 AM

Wonderful image and history info! #7381012

Lynne Morris 4/7/2009 5:26:58 AM

Fantastic piece of history here Jeff, wonderful capture with great tones. #7381080

Robert R. Goodman 4/7/2009 5:29:39 AM

Hi Jeff,that was a sad chapter in history for us.Excellent capture!!!! #7381083

Lynn M. Whitt 4/7/2009 6:35:43 AM

Great image Jeff... #7381372

Cathy Barrows 4/7/2009 6:50:13 AM

sad memories...i remember exactly where I was on that day...thanks for sharing #7381422

Stephanie Frey 4/7/2009 7:05:55 AM

Great capture, but a truly sad moment in our history! #7381472

Claudia Kuhn 4/7/2009 7:12:14 AM

Wow, you have an historical image there Jeff. Well captured. #7381503

Manuel Barrera 4/7/2009 7:20:14 AM

a piece of history, wonderful capture, Jeff #7381534

Ellen Hodges 4/7/2009 8:15:13 AM

Poignant capture, Jeff! Awesome image!! #7381734

Jim Huffield 4/7/2009 8:16:10 AM

Very nice piece of work, Jeff. Jim #7381740

Chua Wee Boo 4/7/2009 8:26:48 AM

Great B/W image but sad memories,Jeff! #7381793

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/7/2009 8:33:43 AM

Terrific documentary photograph well presented in black and white, Jeff!!! #7381821

Nadine A. Lewis 4/7/2009 8:38:52 AM

What a GREAT picture, Jeff! I agree...a piece of history! <>< #7381834

David Phalen 4/7/2009 8:48:51 AM

An amazing, powerful and sad photo Jeff!! #7381882

Melissa Olsen 4/7/2009 8:55:26 AM

Jeff, oh King of aircraft photos...I will be posting a fun airplane picture in a couple of days...stay tune...LOL
Totally not in the same league as yours, but fun!
Your description here is as good as your capture. Thanks for sharing. #7381918

Mary Beth Aiello 4/7/2009 9:19:56 AM

This is certainly an "I remember when" image. Amazing capture and mood. #7382023

Eugenio Diaz 4/7/2009 10:06:14 AM

remarkable representation with stand out B&W tones & wonderful clear detail..amazing composition & stunning photo indeed. #7382182

Stephen Zacker 4/7/2009 10:13:27 AM

I remember it well. Super capture #7382210

Stan Kwasniowski 4/7/2009 10:15:08 AM

Jeff, what a memory #7382220

Sheila D. Robertson 4/7/2009 11:10:45 AM

Both amazing and touching, Jeff. You have a wonderful historical shot here as well as a beautiful photo. #7382353

Karen Slagle 4/7/2009 11:31:47 AM

Historical image here, Jeff. Love the black and white. #7382424

Brett Dolsen 4/7/2009 1:15:55 PM

Amazing storytelling image Jeff!!Now thats being in the right place at the right time!!Brett #7382655

Mike Clime 4/7/2009 1:28:38 PM

This is really nice in b/w! #7382703

John Connolly 4/7/2009 1:56:53 PM

Thanks for sharing this fantastic image from your archives, Jeff! A great result from your scanner and darkroom technique! #7382786

Patricia Ronan 4/7/2009 2:34:03 PM

Great poignant image Jeff:) #7382850

Ken Jarvis 4/7/2009 2:50:28 PM

Great work, Jeff! #7382889

Kathleen Rinker 4/7/2009 4:31:29 PM

Great image Jeff, a nice momento, love the b&w!! #7383176

Kaye Burazin 4/7/2009 5:41:13 PM

What a fabulous piece of history. A treasure of a journalistic image. #7383389

Sam Britt 4/7/2009 6:49:24 PM

Great historic image, Jeff. #7383566

Nancy L. Green 4/7/2009 7:15:22 PM

Amazing nd very sobering Jeff, who could possibly forget that terrible day!! This is a wonderful and unusual piece of this piece of history!! <>< #7383645

Jeff Robinson 4/8/2009 3:25:16 AM

Thank You All Very Much! Jeff #7384335

Peggy J. Maguire 4/8/2009 5:27:38 AM

Touching image Jeff!!!!! #7384750

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/8/2009 1:02:11 PM

You lucky lucky man to be able to see and photograph this awesome piece of history!!!! Incredible shot, Jeff!!! :-) k #7385806

Jeff Robinson 4/8/2009 5:39:48 PM

Thank You Peggy and Kitty! Jeff #7386509

Tommy E. Burgess 4/8/2009 10:51:38 PM

Great capture that sure brings back a lot of memories Jeff!! #7387137

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/9/2009 12:38:01 AM

It's probably a good thing that we never know what's ahead.
Fantastic capture, Jeff. #7387277

Jeff Robinson 4/9/2009 4:10:11 PM

Thank You Tommy and Kirsten! Jeff #7389514

Toni Riggs 4/12/2009 11:06:19 AM

Very moving image! #7397390

Jeff Robinson 4/12/2009 4:09:17 PM

Thank You Toni! Jeff #7398137

Cassie L. Woodlee 4/13/2009 5:43:42 AM

What a AWESOME shot Jeff!!!!! #7399715

Daniella Puente 4/13/2009 7:03:09 AM

Great photo and like the BW for it! #7400123

Laura E. Swan 4/13/2009 11:29:55 AM

My feelings mirror the rest here, Jeff! When this happened I was working for the airlines in California. Our entire shift crew was watching that day on the TV monitors.

We were all so excited...About 75 of us. A pin could have dropped as we watched her launch and then go up, up, up, then the spiraling. We had huge group gasping's and then silence. Shock. Disbelief as we all watched together. Tears came to many and soon we all became shocked zombies. Moving about, trying to work,....but couldn't. It was very hard to function after that for several days.

Wow. Thanks for bringing the memory back to me. She and her crew and the brave adventurous teacher aboard should never be forgotten.



Laura E. Swan 4/13/2009 5:12:49 PM

BTW (By the way) Jeff, did you come to the U-tube dedication I made for my image called "ELECTRIC AVENUE" last night???

Here is the link. I think you will realate and like it! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0wsn_9RJXY #7401891

Jeff Robinson 4/14/2009 3:32:23 AM

Thank You Cassie, Daniella and Laura!! It is nice to see that so man y have enjoyed this older image! Thanks Laura for the video link - That was very interesting to watch!! Jeff #7403037

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The Mojave Desert - Edwards AFB California; November 1985. In the early morning hours NASA's Boeing 747 slowly carries the Space Shuttle Challenger piggyback on her way to Runway 22. She was leaving on a cross country trek to Florida to prepare for the next mission. Little did I know, when I was photographing her, this would be the last time that she would be here - Challenger was lost during the next launch from The Cape in Florida in January 1986...

Scanned the negative, adjustments made with PSE7 and converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex (MT)

Exif: Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED

Uploaded on 4/7/2009 3:26:59 AM

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Camera: Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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