The Shuttle Machine

Segment on Fox News

Here is part 1 of something I did with Fox News. I know many of you saw it live, but in case you missed, click play below! 🙂

No More Space Shuttle

It’s kind of a bummer, eh? I wish NASA had something exciting on the heels of the space shuttle to get everyone excited. Surely they have designed some awesome new ships… let’s see them and get ’em up there! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Shuttle Machine

I went out to the launchpad during the “retraction event” which is quite exciting. Well, it’s kind of exciting because it’s all in slow motion. The unit retracts very very slowly – so slowly you barely even notice it. The whole thing takes over an hour, but it’s still pretty cool.

About halfway through, I got the feeling that the shuttle was intertwined into this huge, hulking machine, and that is when I grabbed this shot.

The Shuttle Machine

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 15:02:08
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length230mm (230mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Cool shot Trey – I am so glad you got to be there and show us your results!

  • louis van zyl

    At least you can say been there done that but most of all love you tripod in the video,I’m always having to fold my body in half to take a shot and that could be the problem with most not taking one with them when they shoot.I find now days you don’t get your pictures sharp enough without one.The Shuttle is a monster of a thing but think of all the millions I could feed with all that scrap metal and we are all still on earth and no further other than technology and still no neighbours. hehe!!

  • Sean

    Awesome cameo on Fox News, and a great example of the intrinsic obligation to mention one’s mother while on national television. Hahaha!

  • There are some pretty cool ships being made in the private sector.

  • Scott Wu

    First time in years I watched an entire piece on Fox News! Usually I turn them off early in disgust. Great job, Trey!

  • Stephen Clarke

    A great but kind of sad photo Trey…
    It has been interesting to watch the shuttle from conception to the end of it’s service life. Really sad to see the end of an era with nothing following it. What purpose does NASA really serve now I wonder?
    Just been curious about something else Trey… what ever became of your EPIC RED?
    I’ve been wondering for ages what we were going to see from that? Do you still have it? Was it really ‘epic’ or just a lunchbag letdown?

  • Great shot and very timely considering the passing of Neil Armstrong earlier today. I assume that is just coincidence.

  • HAHAHA loved the part where the interview goes:
    Reporter: “So, I have a tripod, I can call myself a photographer”
    And Trey: Nope.jpg
    So, I just watched both of Trey’s presentation at Google Talks, thought it was awesome, and then realized that though I read Stuck in Customs’ posts every now and then, I never really added it to my permanent RSS reading list.
    So, that’s what I did!
    Congratulations on the awesome talks, awesome shots and everything else Trey, you have another fan. 😀

  • Did they not test one of the new Orion capsules recently with a rather catastophic outcome? I can’t wait to see Atlantis on display on my next trip to Cape Canaveral

  • I ran into your two segments on > SciTech this afternoon. Very cool that you got a photowalk and some media exposure on the same trip. Keep in touch with NASA or SpaceX for their next launches. I love the shots you have done of the shuttle.

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