Pictures of the Space Shuttle Discovery launch

and other pictures taken while working in sunny


August to November 2000





All pictures copyright 2000 David Holderer 

The Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 7:19 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 11, 2000.

I was standing in the parking lot of the Seminole County Public Schools administration building.

This is mission STS-92, the 100th shuttle launch.  It brought key structural components to the International Space Station.

Here the solid rocket boosters can be seen separating from the shuttle (the lower point of light).
Here is the vapor trail about 5 minutes after launch.  The sun is illuminating the upper part and the moon is lighting the lower part.
Me on Daytona Beach. 12 November 2000. 
Looking across the lake at EPCOT
Flamingos at EPCOT
Robot at EPCOT
"Upside down" building on International Drive in Orlando
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum, International Drive, Orlando.
A very primeval-looking sable palm forest on the way to the airport.
Sand cranes in the parking lot.

This page created 14 October 2000/Updated 16 May 2001/Update 07 January 2006