On March 1, 2013, SpaceX made another successful launch of it’s Falcon 9 rocket which carried the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft later docked to the international space station ferrying much needed supplies to the astronauts onboard. Read more on the SpaceX website.

These photos are from 150 miles south, on Nettles Island and shot in long exposure.

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The first stage of SpaceX's Dragon 9 spacecraft lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

The first stage of SpaceX’s Dragon 9 spacecraft lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

 

 

The second stage of SpaceX's Dragon 9 spacecraft passinf off of the coast of Florida. The second light streak is a small plane heading north "over" the rocket's light streak. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

The second stage of SpaceX’s Dragon 9 spacecraft passing off of the coast of Florida. The second light streak is a small plane heading north “over” the rocket’s light streak. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The photo was taken from Nettles Island which is roughly 150 miles south of the pad. March 1, 2013.

 

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