Lightning strikes to the west of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's South Gate before remote camera setup of the SpaceX Telstar 19 Vantage mission to GTO.
Close-up view of the Telstar 19 VANTAGE payload fairing hours before launch atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Members of the media scurrying about Space Launch Complex-40 to set up their remote launch pad cameras like chickens with their heads cut off in advance of the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission.
A synthwave r/Outrun-style sunset over the Florida Space Coast.
Nighttime...SLC-40 artificial pad lighting illuminates the horizon and up into the sky.
Daytime!!! Falcon 9 lights up the night in this long exposure photo.
Longer exposure photograph of the Falcon 9 ascending into orbit.
Falcon 9 lifting off from SLC-40, wreathed in condensation from super-chilled liquid oxygen in its fuel tanks.
Falcon 9 ascending above a palm tree located on SLC-40, wreathed in condensation from super-chilled LOX (liquid oxygen) and RP-1 (rocket propellant - 1)in its fuel tanks.
Moody black/white view of liftoff from the ITL Causeway on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The 2nd Block V iteration of the Falcon 9 rocket (first from SLC-40) clearing the tower.
Alien worm hole?
Ok, definitely Alien worm hole.
What is that?
A wicked view of the Falcon 9 nearing the supersonic regime of flight, creating condensation which instantly freezes and luminesces in the rocket's brighter-than-the-sun exhaust.
Donuts? Now I am hungry.
Falcon 9 is hungry for a different kind of circular treat after pushing the heaviest communications satellite all that way, a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) donut.
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