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The ISS over a Mercury Rocket

The International Space Station streaks through the dusk sky over a replica Mercury-Redstone rocket at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire on March 6, 2010.

I’ve been planning a shot like this in my head for literally months. The local space museum has this gigantic replica rocket out front and I’ve been wanting to incorporate it in a flyby picture. Timing has was a bit of a problem until a few nights back. The International Space Station flies overhead all the time, but getting the lighting right was key. Usually it’s pitch black out when you can best see the flybys and with that the top of the rocket wouldn’t be visible. So, I had to wait for a flyby either at sunrise or sunset. Since I’m not much of a morning person, sunset seemed like a better option. I’m hoping to try this out a few more time and see what else I can come up with.

Kevin Belford - God, Max! You never cease to amaze me and you continually inspire me. Thanks for making great images!

max - Thanks K-Bo. Always appreciate the kind words.

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