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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-026)
Payload: X-37B - The Orbital Test Vehicle
Date: March 5, 2011
Time: 5:46 p.m. EST (2246 GMT)
Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: AMC 6, Transponder 5, C-band, 72° West

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Rainbow stretches across the Cape sky

A rainbow appeared above the Atlas 5 launch pad as rainshowers approached Cape Canaveral Friday afternoon, delaying the rocket's blastoff with a secret U.S. Air Force space plane.


Photo credit: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now
 

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