20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Artemis Eagle's View

We were hoping to join the launching of Artemis rocket last Sept 27, 2022 so me and my husband visited Cape Canaveral so we can see it when it launch. We visited also the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, FL, USA. I also capture some photos on the ground there but me and my husband decided that I need to go for helicopter ride so I can have a more close up of the Artemis. I was scheduled to fly Sept 24, 2022 but the helicopter ride company called up and said the space will be close on September 24, 2022 due to the scheduled Artemis launch So we moved the schedule on Sept 23, 2022. It was rainy and windy, the pilot had to fight the circumstance and by flying without I felt also the wind. I was a little nervous but I did it. But I got it and with the golden hour and fogs it is more interesting capture. Then on September 24, 2022 we got the update that Cape Canaveral is at the cone of uncertainty due to hurricane Ian so the launch is moved again. As soon as we heard the news we immediately left Florida so we will not be caught up with all the traffic jam.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Merritt Island, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Jelieta Walinski Ph.D