Air Force's X-37B spaceplane blasts off
An Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral at 7:52 p.m. EDT (2352 GMT) today to propel into orbit the U.S. military's experimental X-37B spaceplane, the prototype for an unmanned reusable space shuttle.
These photos were taken by sound-activated remote cameras placed at the launch pad.
Photo credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark
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