[Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with additional pictures, including the one above, retrieved Wednesday from a third camera set up by photographer Kevin Lisota inside the fence at Cape Canaveral, 1,200 feet away from the Falcon Heavy launch pad.]
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Our cameras captured the launch from a variety of vantage points on a warm, sunny afternoon on Florida’s Space Coast. Some of the shots were captured from the roof of NASA’s gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building. Other cameras were placed near the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center a day ahead of time and activated automatically by the sound of the rocket.
There’s a beauty behind all the fire, smoke and noise of a rocket launch and landing — as these photos illustrate.