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Mike Downey's Snapshots

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  1. engine and heat shield

    Snapshot Title: engine and heat shield
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    this is the business end of the falcon9. Each engine can gimbal about 5 degrees and have a flexible heat and pressure shield that separates the high pressure and temperature environment outside the ve...



  2. First stage camera

    Snapshot Title: First stage camera
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    the camera on the first stage that gives us such great views of takeoff and landing



  3. first stage umbilicals and grid fin

    Snapshot Title: first stage umbilicals and grid fin
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    this is where the first stage umbilicals attach to the stage and allow fuel, oxidizer, power, and data communication to flow while the vehicle is on the pad. They are designed to break away and sever ...



  4. fly away leg vent covers

    Snapshot Title: fly away leg vent covers
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    these temporary covers are there to protect the vents that allow the pressure inside the trapped volume of the leg to equalize during ascent. Most of them are forced off immediately after the engines ...



  5. Core number

    Snapshot Title: Core number
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    this is the 21st falcon 9 first stage core built and was originally flown on 4-8-2016, almost a year before this flight.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-8 Will open in a new tab or window



  6. worker

    Snapshot Title: worker
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 on Launch Complex 39a at sunrise
    Image Owner: jason perrone



    Description:

    who is that?



  7. teddy bear

    Snapshot Title: teddy bear
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Tuscaloosa Tornado Crescent Ridge Road in Holt 2
    Image Owner: Robert Sutton



    Description:

    thats messed up!



  8. swimmers

    Snapshot Title: swimmers
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: San Diego Shoreline
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  9. kayaks

    Snapshot Title: kayaks
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: San Diego Shoreline
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  10. seagull

    Snapshot Title: seagull
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: San Diego Shoreline
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  11. sea lion

    Snapshot Title: sea lion
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  12. waterfront

    Snapshot Title: waterfront
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Cape Town and Table Mountain
    Image Owner: Tinus le Roux



    Description:

    reverse view here

    www.gigapan.org/gigapans/57417/



  13. people

    Snapshot Title: people
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian from my hotel room
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    in the window



  14. refinery

    Snapshot Title: refinery
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian from my hotel room
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  15. oil offloading platform

    Snapshot Title: oil offloading platform
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian from my hotel room
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    for pumping oil out of tankers in the port



  16. storage tanks

    Snapshot Title: storage tanks
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian from my hotel room
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    for the refinery



  17. camera store

    Snapshot Title: camera store
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian from my hotel room
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  18. talking on the phone?

    Snapshot Title: talking on the phone?
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Dalian Skyline
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  19. person

    Snapshot Title: person
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Observaton tower in Dalian, China
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    inside building



  20. LED sign

    Snapshot Title: LED sign
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Observaton tower in Dalian, China
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    in lobby



  21. human push me pull u

    Snapshot Title: human push me pull u
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Venetian's Pool
    Image Owner: tqt



    Description:

    what kind of strange mythical beast is this??? :)



  22. he knows he is being watched!

    Snapshot Title: he knows he is being watched!
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: South Carolina vs. Georgia, from Camera Deck
    Image Owner: Andrew Haworth



    Description:

    you lookin at me? :)



  23. close up!

    Snapshot Title: close up!
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: South Carolina vs. Georgia, from Camera Deck
    Image Owner: Andrew Haworth



    Description:

    uh... I think you are standing a little close for that shot! you can probably see the pores on her face! :)



  24. huge lens!

    Snapshot Title: huge lens!
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: South Carolina vs. Georgia, from Camera Deck
    Image Owner: Andrew Haworth



    Description:

    I want one! :)



  25. window washing

    Snapshot Title: window washing
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, España
    Image Owner: gigapanero



    Description:

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  26. windsurfing

    Snapshot Title: windsurfing
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, España
    Image Owner: gigapanero



    Description:

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  27. swimming

    Snapshot Title: swimming
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, España
    Image Owner: gigapanero



    Description:

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  28. snacking

    Snapshot Title: snacking
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, España
    Image Owner: gigapanero



    Description:

    on the balcony



  29. The Lion's head

    Snapshot Title: The Lion's head
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  30. Devil's Peak

    Snapshot Title: Devil's Peak
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  31. Devil's Peak

    Snapshot Title: Devil's Peak
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  32. table mountain

    Snapshot Title: table mountain
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  33. bird

    Snapshot Title: bird
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: The riverbed at Lion Sands River Lodge, South Africa
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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  34. monkey

    Snapshot Title: monkey
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: The riverbed at Lion Sands River Lodge, South Africa
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    yet another vervet monkey



  35. monkey

    Snapshot Title: monkey
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: The riverbed at Lion Sands River Lodge, South Africa
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    another vervet monkey in the tree



  36. window washer

    Snapshot Title: window washer
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    hanging on a wire



  37. drinking

    Snapshot Title: drinking
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    look ma, no hands! :)



  38. shark cage tours

    Snapshot Title: shark cage tours
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    in case you wanted to see a great shite shark up close and personal! :)



  39. dead bird

    Snapshot Title: dead bird
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: Capetown Waterfront
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

    ew...



  40. enjoying the view

    Snapshot Title: enjoying the view
    Taken by: Mike Downey

    Image: The river at Lion sands game reserve in South Africa
    Image Owner: Mike Downey



    Description:

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