19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Launch of a Delta IV Heavy Rocket from Central Florida

A 235 ft tall Delta IV takes off, launching a classified payload for national security. The 2.1 million pounds of thrust from the three RS-68A booster main engines creates a magnificent light show in the Florida sky.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 05.2021
Photo Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Paul Fee