Aviation Photo #1595211 Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 - United Launch Alliance

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An Atlas 5 rocket, 19 stories tall and riding 860,000 lbs of thrust on its single RD-180 engine, lifts off at sunset, 5:05pm EST, December 10, 2007, to deliver a spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.
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    Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip
    December 10, 2007
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8 years ago
Superb lighting in this sunset shot.
But what really captures my attention is the contrails from the presumably passenger jets.
I'm damn sure I wouldn't want an Atlas 5 being launched within a hundred miles of my economy seat in flight !!

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