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1. United States Fighter Jet From the 'Black Knights' of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314). January 29, 2004, Pacific Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate Airman Chris M. Valdez, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 040129-N-0905V-024), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
1. United States Fighter Jet From the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Three One Four (VMFA-314)
January 29, 2004, Pacific Ocean
2. United States Navy F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet. July 26, 2003 Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- speeds can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danny Ewing Jr., Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030726-N-4953E-081), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
2. An F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet
July 26, 2003, United States Navy
Atlantic Ocean
3. United States Navy F-14B Tomcat Fighter Jet. April 22, 2003, Mediterranean Sea. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate Airman Justin S. Osborne, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030422-N-0382O-588), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
3. An F-14B Tomcat Fighter Jet
April 22, 2003, United States Navy
Mediterranean Sea
4. United States Navy F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet July 7, 1999, Off the Coast of Pusan, Pacific Ocean. Taehan-min'guk - Republic of Korea (South Korea). Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Ensign John Gay, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 990707-N-6483G-001), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
4. An F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet, July 7, 1999
United States Navy, Off the Coast of Pusan, Pacific Ocean
Taehan-min'guk,  Republic of Korea (Remarks)
5. An F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet Assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), September 26, 2002, United States Navy. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Journalist 2nd Class David Valdez, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 020926-N-2781V-170), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
5. An F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet From the Fighter Squadron
One Zero Three (VF-103), September 26, 2002
United States Navy (Remarks)
6. An F/A-18C Hornet Fighter Jet From Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-9), February 19, 2003, United States Navy, Pacific Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate Airman Dustin Howell, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030219-N-3241H-041), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
6. An F/A-18C Hornet Fighter Jet From Carrier Air Wing
Eight (CVW-9), February 19, 2003, United States Navy
Pacific Ocean
ChamorroBible.org: Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 1st Collection
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20040817.htm

ChamorroBible.org: Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 2nd Collection
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20040818.htm

ChamorroBible.org: Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 3rd Collection
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20041216.htm

ChamorroBible.org: Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 4th Collection
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20041217.htm

ChamorroBible.org: Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 5th Collection
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20061112.htm

United States Navy Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet Fighter Jet, Lake Washington, State of Washington, USA
ChamorroBible.org: Manguaguan na Palabran Si Yuus, Lumamlam (Septiembre) 14, 2005
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20050914.htm

ChamorroBible.org: The Spectacular Clouds of the Transonic Flight Regime
http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-The-Spectacular-Clouds-of-the-Transonic-Flight-Regime.htm

Dr. Mark S. Cramer Explains the Prandtl-Glauert (P-G) Condensation Cloud Phenomenon:
http://FluidMech.net - Tutorials - Sound Barrier - P-G Clouds
http://GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com - Condensation - Prandtl-Glauert
http://Navier-Stokes.net - Potential Flows Aerodynamics - Similarity Laws

7. A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, United States Air Force, Pacific Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Bobbi Garcia, News - Archive (http://www.edwards.af.mil/archive, January 10, 2003, Edwards photographer awarded first place in photo contest), Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base (http://www.edwards.af.mil), United States Air Force (USAF, http://www.af.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
7. A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
United States Air Force, Pacific Ocean
(Remarks, High-Resolution Images)
8. An F-18 Hornet From Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137), United States Navy, Off the Coast of San Diego, California, USA, Pacific Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC, http://www.DoDMedia.osd.mil, DNSD9905858) and United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
8. An F-18 Hornet From Strike Fighter Squadron 137
United States Navy, Off the Coast of California, USA
Pacific Ocean
9. An F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter Jet, September 25, 2004. United States Navy. Naval Air Station Oceana, Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 040925-N-0295M-108), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
9. An F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter, September 25, 2004
United States Navy, Naval Air Station Oceana
Commonwealth of Virginia, USA
10. An F-14B 'Tomcat' Fighter Jet, April 23, 1999, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), United States Navy Mediterranean Sea. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate Second Class Damon J. Moritz, Image ID: 990423-N-9693M-001, Expeditionary Warfare Division (N75) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
10. An F-14B "Tomcat" Fighter Jet, April 23, 1999
USS Enterprise (CVN 65), United States Navy
Mediterranean Sea
11. STS-106 Mission, Space Shuttle Atlantis, September 8, 2000 at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, State of Florida, USA. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Mission: STS-106, Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, September 8, 2000, Kennedy Media Gallery (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov) Photo Number: KSC-00PP-1416 (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=4720), John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC, http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America. The effect as described by NASA in the photo caption <http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=4720>: This view of the shock wave condensation collars backlit by the sun occurred during the launch of Atlantis on STS-106 and was captured on an engineering 35mm motion picture film. One frame was digitized to make this still image. Although the primary effect is created by the Orbiter forward fuselage, secondary effects can be seen on the SRB forward skirt, Orbiter vertical stabilizer and wing trailing edges (behind SSME's).
11. STS-106, Space Shuttle Atlantis, September 8, 2000
John F. Kennedy Space Center, State of Florida, USA
(Cropped, Video, Remarks)
12. An F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter Assigned to the 'Diamondbacks' of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102). July 27, 2005, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), United States Navy in the Philippine Sea. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 050727-N-3488C-051), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
12. An F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter, July 27, 2005
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), United States Navy
Philippine Sea
13. STS-114, Space Shuttle Discovery, July 26, 2005
John F. Kennedy Space Center, State of Florida, USA
(Enlarged, Video)
14. 47th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach, August 20, 2005: A United States Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter Jet, assigned to the 'Gladiators' of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106), Flying Over Lake Michigan With Its Prandtl-Glauert Cloud. Chicago, State of Illinois, USA. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate 1st Class Steve Schmidt, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 050820-N-6727S-505), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
14. An F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter Jet, August 20, 2005
United States Navy, 47th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show
North Avenue Beach on Lake Michigan, State of Illinois, USA
15. An F-14D Tomcat Fighter Jet, July 28, 2006, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), United States Navy, Atlantic Ocean. Reaching the sound barrier, breaking the sound barrier: Flying at transonic speeds (flying transonically) -- speeds varying near and at the speed of sound (supersonic) -- can generate impressive condensation clouds caused by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. For a scientific explanation, see Professor M. S. Cramer's Gallery of Fluid Mechanics, Prandtl-Glauert Singularity at <http://www.GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm>; and Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Navier-Stokes Equations Potential Flows: Prandtl-Glauert Similarity Laws at <http://www.Navier-Stokes.net/nspfsim.htm>. Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 060728-N-7241L-026), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA). See also the companion photo in 'F-14 near supersonic fly-by' at <http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=37558>.
15. An F-14D Tomcat Fighter Jet, July 28, 2006
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), United States Navy
Atlantic Ocean
Photo Credits:
1. First Row, Left (Full size Originalâ€Local copy, Remarks): Photographer's Mate Airman Chris M. Valdez, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 040129-N-0905V-024), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
2. First Row, Right (Full size): Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danny Ewing Jr., Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030726-N-4953E-081), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
3. Second Row, Left (Full size): Photographer's Mate Airman Justin S. Osborne, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030422-N-0382O-588), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
4. Second Row, Right (Full size, Remarks): Ensign John Gay, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 990707-N-6483G-001), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
5. Third Row, Left (Full size, Remarks): Journalist 2nd Class David Valdez, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 020926-N-2781V-170), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
6. Third Row, Right (Full size): Photographer's Mate Airman Dustin Howell, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 030219-N-3241H-041), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
7. Fourth Row, Left (Full size, Remarks): Bobbi Garcia, News †Archive (http://www.edwards.af.mil/archive, January 10, 2003, "Edwards photographer awarded first place in photo contest"), Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base (http://www.edwards.af.mil), United States Air Force (USAF, http://www.af.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA). See Wilk4: Breaking the Sound Barrier by Jeff Wilkinson for the high-resolution images <http://community.webshots.com/album/64801559Zbdmph>.
8. Fourth Row, Right (Full size): Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC, http://www.DoDMedia.osd.mil, DNSD9905858) and United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
9. Fifth Row, Left (Full size): Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 040925-N-0295M-108), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
10. Fifth Row, Right (Full size Original, Large, Medium, or Other): Photographer's Mate Second Class Damon J. Moritz, Image ID: 990423-N-9693M-001, Expeditionary Warfare Division (N75) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
11. Sixth Row, Left (Full size Cropped, Medium, or Large): STS-106 Mission, Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, September 8, 2000, Kennedy Media Gallery (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov) Photo Number: KSC-00PP-1416 (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=4720), John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC, http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America. NASA describes the effect in the photo caption <http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=4720>: "This view of the shock wave condensation collars backlit by the sun occurred during the launch of Atlantis on STS-106 and was captured on an engineering 35mm motion picture film. One frame was digitized to make this still image. Although the primary effect is created by the Orbiter forward fuselage, secondary effects can be seen on the SRB forward skirt, Orbiter vertical stabilizer and wing trailing edges (behind SSME's)."
12. Sixth Row, Right (Full size): Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 050727-N-3488C-051), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
13. Seventh Row, Left (Enlarged Image, Video): STS-114 Mission, Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, July 26, 2005. Video frame (still image), showing Space Shuttle Discovery's transonic condensation cloud (vapor cloud), from NASA's launch video "Master 719511 14:38:49-14:41:20 - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 9:39 a.m. CDT July 26, 2005," STS-114 Video Index, Daily Videos: Flight Day 1 (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/video/shuttle/sts-114/html/fd1.html), NASA Human Space Flight Web Gallery: Shuttle Gallery (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America.
14. Seventh Row, Right (Full size): Photographer's Mate 1st Class Steve Schmidt, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 050820-N-6727S-505), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
15. Eighth Row (Full size): Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird, Navy NewsStand †Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 060728-N-7241L-026), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA). See also the companion photo in "F-14 near supersonic fly-by" at <http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=37558>.
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