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Rocket Launch at Night
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Here is a #photosphere I shot last night in Titusville, Florida as an Atlas 4 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Central Florida. It took roughly 2 mins for the sound of the rocket to reach us just across the river. View on Google Maps - https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/106169901333995241019/photo/nAjBhI6iNTQAAAAGOwsaHA?gl=us&pitch=90&fovy=75 For this shot I decided to go to the Space View park and set up at the Gemini Monument that is dedicated to the Gemini Program started in the 1965 and ended in 1966 with ten manned flights. Looking towards the east you see the Atlas 4 rocket blazing into space carrying the latest in satellite technology and looking towards the west you see the Gemini Monument dedicated to a space program from 50 years ago. I took a video with my Google Glass that I will post in my profile soon.
Copyright: Jason Perrone
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 23/01/2014
Uploaded: 24/01/2014
Updated: 09/04/2014
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Tags: rocket; history; night; panoramic; florida; brevard county; space; coast; river; long exposure
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