Sunday, December 1, 2013

What does a rocket launch look like up close and personal?

This is a photo taken during the launch of ORS 3 that blasted off on the evening of November 19, 2013 at Wallops Island located on the eastern shore of Virginia.
(Click on each photo to make them bigger)

The Minotaur 1 Rocket launched a record setting 29 satellites.  Not to be out done a rocket was launched in southern Russia a few days later carrying 32 satellites.

Here's a birds eye view of the launch.

This view lights up the surrounding area.


  1. Stunning pictures Bryan. How exciting to witness such a thing.

  2. Thanks Pat. These were forwarded to me by a friend from work. Back in 2006-2007 I spent 6 months down at Cape Canaveral, Florida and witnessed multiple rocket launches up close and personal. The biggest impact is that you can actually feel the power of the launch in your chest. I was lucky enough to see a night launch of the space shuttle.