17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience

A mighty Atlas rocket lights up the early morning sky above Florida's Space Coast. The August 2019 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station successfully placed an Air Force satellite into orbit and was seen as far north as New York City.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © John Baker