Thursday, July 14, 2011

Caution wake turbulence.

I just came across one of the more interesting angles of a shuttle launch from last week.
Photo was taken from the Shuttle training aircraft just after Atlantis passed by.
Here is the view looking directly down the fresh SRB plume.  I wonder if the Shuttle leaves wingtip vorticies like an airplane does on takeoff?
...and a nice shockwave shot looking right up Atlantis' tailpipe.  Almost the opposite angle of the plume photo.  Great stuff!

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