redcloud:

kqedscience:

NASA Photos Capture Dazzling Nighttime Rocket Launch
“A series of long-exposure rocket launch photos released overnight by NASA show the unmanned Atlas 5 booster carrying the agency’s new Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K (TDRS-K) as a bright arc of light climbing spaceward from a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket lifted off at 8:48 p.m. EST (0148 Jan. 31 GMT), rising like an artificial sun as it flew into space.”


I can’t be the only one who thinks that they missed a great opportunity by not naming th TDRS series of satellites, “Tracking and Relaying Data/Information Satellite”.

redcloud:

kqedscience:

NASA Photos Capture Dazzling Nighttime Rocket Launch

A series of long-exposure rocket launch photos released overnight by NASA show the unmanned Atlas 5 booster carrying the agency’s new Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K (TDRS-K) as a bright arc of light climbing spaceward from a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket lifted off at 8:48 p.m. EST (0148 Jan. 31 GMT), rising like an artificial sun as it flew into space.”

I can’t be the only one who thinks that they missed a great opportunity by not naming th TDRS series of satellites, “Tracking and Relaying Data/Information Satellite”.