TechEd 2007 and Space Shuttle Atlantis

Well, TechEd 2007 in Orlando is officially over, and NASA decided to see it off in grand style. [1]
Last night I drove to Cocoa, FL with about 30 other Microsoft Certified Trainers [2] to watch the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. The traffic was horrible, but my group made it to the observation point with almost eight minutes to spare, and that was what was really important. I took a few hundred pictures – here are the ones I’ve found so far that I like the most. Enjoy!

Wow. The photos do not really capture the majesty of the event, but hopefully a little bit of it shines through. Maybe we can do it again next year too…

[1] I don’t know if this was quite as cool as the fact that Manowar was playing in town the day before the conference started the last time TechEd was in Orlando back in 2005, but it was pretty darned close.
[2] What a great community!

About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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One Response to TechEd 2007 and Space Shuttle Atlantis

  1. The Shaman says:

    Nice photos Matt. I understand night launches are even more spectauular. Glad you had a good time. Dad

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