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With a few thousand dollars of camera bodies, lenses and tripods set at various focal lengths and exposures to best take advantage of our once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity, we thought we were well-prepared for the 2:28 a.m. lift-off.
However, you can never be completely ready for a one-time event as brief as this one. It was made even shorter by the fact that cloud cover at 6,300 feet reduced the viewing time of Endeavour's liftoff to about 15 seconds. ...
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