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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Night Launch at Wallops 

I had a nearly mini-vacation at Chincoteague: spectacular launch, sun, sand, surf, nature, good food and drink. Here's my video (~4 min) of the Minotaur rocket launch from the spaceport at Wallops Island on Wed., June 29 at 11:09 PM, taken ~3 mi. from the pad. (The rocket's exhaust is over-exposed. It actually appeared as a brilliant orange flame.)



Here is the SpaceToday.net summary of media reports on the launch and its mission for the Department of Defense. A professional launch video from NASA is below.


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