Falcon Heavy lifted off from Pad 39A today lifting a Tesla in to an orbit somewhat near Mars’ orbit at it max somewhat closer to the sun when it’s not. The two smaller objects are the outer rockets doing a burn for reentry prior to landing back at Cape Canaveral.
Go see it. Visually stunning.
Went out the shoot the SpaceX launch and all I got was a moon shoot. SpaceX scrubbed.
Launch from Pad 41 Cape Canaveral this morning. From my street about 30 miles from the launch pad.
Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Use for Saturn 5 moon launches and Shuttle Missions. Now being used by SpaceX to launch their Falcon series rockets. The framework you see in the middle is left over from when the pad was used to launch the Shuttle.
The Apollo 14 capsule that went to the moon and back, leaving on January 31, 1971 and returning on February 9, 1971. Alan Sheppard brought along a 6 iron and a golf ball. Golf balls go really far on the moon.
To get to the moon, land there, and return you have to take stuff with you like a lander and a rocket to get you out of orbit and back to earth. Mockup of the top of the Saturn 5 rocket with the astronauts on the right and the lander on the left.