December 16, 2017

Photos: Press site views of SpaceX’s rocket relaunch

These photos of Thursday evening’s successful relaunch of a Falcon 9 rocket booster, which returned to Earth after a maiden mission last year, were taken at the Kennedy Space Center press site about 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from launch pad 39A.

The images show the 229-foot-tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 rocket climbing into the sky on 1.7 million pounds of thrust, then arcing to the east with the SES 10 communications satellite on-board.

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images
Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images
Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images
Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images
Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

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