Florida: Spectacular Rocket Launch Tonight!

30 Second Exposure of Rocket Trail

30 Second Exposure of Rocket Trail

Raccoon Watching from Tree

Raccoon Watching from Tree

What a spectacular launch tonight!  The payload is a high capacity United States military communications satellite on a Delta 4 rocket.  The first picture is a 30-second exposure of the rocket trail.  The other picture shows a baby raccoon that was watching me from a nearby tree.  Gorgeous view on a warm night here in Florida! 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

6 Responses to Florida: Spectacular Rocket Launch Tonight!

  1. iAMsafari says:

    Lovely story Pam 🙂

  2. Great captures, Pam! Perfect timing! 🙂 BTW, my son is a rocket scientist! LOL

  3. Pam says:

    Awesome!!! My first major was space science, but I didn’t like figuring out rocket fuel calculations. 🙂

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