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Check out the Space Jellyfish and Other Jaw dropping views of SpaceX Dragon Launch



  See Space Jellyfish and other angles from SpaceX Dragon Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just before dawn on June 29, 2018. The rocket is a Dragon spaceship Supply to the International Space Station.

Photo credits: Red Huber / Orlando Sentinel / Getty

Skywatchers getting up early to see a Florida SpaceX missile (June 29) The Falcon 9 rocket rang in the morning sky, and the photos, they capture are breathtaking.

The Falcon 9 rocket, crowned with a used Dragon Cargo spaceship, departed the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:42 pm EDT (0942 GMT) and commanded 5,900 pounds. (2,700 kilograms) of supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station (ISS).

"We had a nice morning," said Kirk Shireman, program manager for the ISS, during a post-launch press conference. "I wanted to say 'breathtaking', but maybe awakening is a better word." [In Photos: SpaceX̵

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When the Falcon 9 dragged the kite into a low earth orbit, the flames of the rocket produced a tremendous glowing halo at dawn. "These dawn or sunset launches make for a spectacular show in the sky," said Jessica Jensen, director of Dragon Mission Management for SpaceX, at the press conference.

"What happens is that it's still dark outside, but you have the sun that illuminates the cloud while it's in space," Jensen said. "I like to call it the space jellyfish that comes after us."

  Former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott took this photograph of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket when she brought a used Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station on June 29, 2018.

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott took this photo of SpaceX Falcon 9 on rocket launching a used Dragon Cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on June 29, 2018.

Photo credits: Nicole Stott

Former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott caught this "space jellyfish" in front of the camera from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "Just wow!" Stott tweeted .

Behind this space jellyfish, the rocket's zig-zag cloud of exhaustion looked like the scaly body of a dragon Users Jessica Hellein . "Even the exhaust looks like a dragon," she tweeted.


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