NASA's LADEE moon mission streaks into space
Observers from North Carolina to New Hampshire captured spectacular views of Friday night's launch of a Minotaur 5 rocket from Wallops Island, Va.
Photographer Ben Cooper recorded this incredible view of Friday night's Minotaur 5 launch from the top of Rockefeller Center in New York City, showing the launcher's first and second stage burns. See a larger image. Credit: Ben Cooper/Launchphotography.com
Spaceflight Now's Stephen Clark viewed the launch from the press site about 2 miles from the pad. This image shows media photographers and NASA Social participants witnessing LADEE's blastoff. See a larger image. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
The Minotaur 5 rocket appears to the set the sky aflame in this photo snapped at Assateague Island, Md. Credit: Buddy Secor
Orbital Sciences Corp. shared this image of the Minotaur 5's ascent from Washington, D.C. See a larger image. Credit: Abraham Ng/Orbital Sciences Corp.
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