You would think that the launching of a rocket into space would be something airline pilots in the area may have been warned about but apparently not. According to @spacefuture‘s tweet, his friend, the pilot who snapped the photo, was startled at the sight of the rocket breaking through the cloud cover. I can’t say that I blame him. Luckily he wasn’t too startled to pull out his camera and capture this wonderful photograph.

The US navy’s mobile user objective system (MUOS-2) satellite is launched into orbit on Friday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force base in Florida. The MUOS-2 satellite is designed to provide members of the US armed forces with narrowband – 64 kbit/s and below – communications capabilities

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. Reblogged this on unixspace and commented:
    cloud surfing to the extreme!



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