SpaceX's long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket made its maiden flight on Tuesday, February 6th, from Kennedy Space Center's LC-39A. Here you will find a gallery of my Falcon Heavy photographs, taken leading up to and during the launch. I covered the launch on-site at KSC under Observer. I had two cameras placed outside LC-39A's perimeter fence, and two next to me at the KSC Press Site.
Words cannot describe how incredible of an experience this launch was -- from visiting LC-39A for remote camera setup the day before the launch, from the nerve-wracking lead-up to 3:45 P.M. after continuous wind-shear delays, to the liftoff and landing of the world's most powerful active rocket. The relief and awe that struck me when I saw the rocket climb from the pad is unparalleled. Watching the rocket climb toward space and seeing its two side boosters land back at Cape Canaveral was simply unreal.
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Views from the KSC Press Site:
Images from remote camera setup one day prior to launch:
Images leading up to the static fire: