Friday, 8 April 2016

Morning Blast Off

An early morning today to watch the SpaceX Falcon-8 rocket blast off from Cape Canaveral. It was actually late afternoon in Florida and the weather was near perfect. This was a critical launch because the previous attempt resulted in a monumental explosion soon after take-off.  But today was perfect and the cameras followed the rocket as it climbed through clear skies, with its 3.5 tonne payload bound for a rendezvous with the International Space Station in 2 days time.