This up-close sequence of photos shows the Falcon Heavy rocket lifting off from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with nearly 5 million pounds of ground-shaking thrust.
Using remote cameras, photographer Walter Scriptunas II took these images of the 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket firing off pad 39A at 3:45 p.m. EST (2045 GMT) Tuesday.
The photos show the Falcon Heavy’s 27 Merlin main engines firing to propel the 3.1-million-pound launcher into the sky.
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