|Delta 4 launches GOES-P after sunset
3/4/10 ~ 6:57pm
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A Delta 4 rocket, 21 stories tall and packing 1.1 million pounds of thrust, launched the GOES-P weather satellite for NASA & NOAA on March 4 at 6:57pm EST, 33 minutes after sunset. Above, a multiple-exposure captures the launch in time-lapse and the smoke trail lit by the afterglow of sunset at high altitude. The gap is the space between the pictures.
GOES-P being prepared for launch Delta 4 on launch morning
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The sun goes down as Delta 4 awaits on Pad 37: