LADEE Launch Streak
On September 6, a starry night and the Milky Way witnessed the
launch of a Minotaur V rocket
from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
This 35 second exposure captures part of the
rocket’s initial launch streak and 2nd stage ignition flare along with
a brilliant reflection of the fiery sky
in calm waters.
The stunning view faces south and west from a vantage point overlooking
Sinepuxent Bay in Maryland about 20 miles north of the launch pad.