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NASA's New Horizons probe, the world's first mission to Pluto, gets underway with the launch of a 20-story Atlas 5 rocket from LC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 2:00pm EST January 19, 2006. Riding three million lbs of thrust on the fastest depature from Earth in history, the plutonium-powered New Horizons will reach Pluto in 2015.
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    Ben Cooper
    Lockheed-Martin
    Lockheed Martin Atlas 5
    Lockheed Martin Atlas
    Lockheed Martin Atlas
    AV-010
    Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip
    Florida
    USA
    January 19, 2006
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Impressive shot! 5/5
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, what an amazing effect with the smoke
Anonymous
9 years ago
How many dB is it standing right there??
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful combination of smoke and clouds! Plus, I like the perspective! Big ups!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Every photo you take is not just a photo, but a piece of art.
Anonymous
9 years ago
How scary would it have been being close to those smoke and dust! Outstanding shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Impressive atmosphere in this photo. The sense of noise, power and drama is well conveyed by the wide angle framing all the elements. One of the most dramatic images. Respect!
Regards, Chris P Denton.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think Im looking at one of the most impressive photos on this website.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Well then keep looking, so far he's got 5 others that are equally impressive! :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Place more pictures, Ben.. you're awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
From a distance of a few hundred feet launches of the space shuttle and rockets can exceed a whopping 160-180 dB. It can reach 120 dB from three miles away depending on conditions. Comparatively, a jet engine with afterburner from a few hundred feet can reach 120-130 and it is a logarithmic scale.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice vantage point. am i right in saying all those clouds are just steam?
Anonymous
9 years ago
No it's mostly SRB exhaust. Some steam, too, but overwhelmed by the smoke once the SRBs ignite.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Can you imagine how many MPG?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome perspective. great job!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
MPG?, more like GPM!
Anonymous
8 years ago
365000GPM at least!!! it must be great to be at this place with a take off like that
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was instantly struck by the thought that this was one of the greatest photos ever...

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