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Fire the Boeing Delta IV rocket roars off the launch pad to lift the GOES-N satellite into space.

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NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Spewing fire and smoke, the Boeing Delta IV rocket roars off the launch pad to lift the GOES-N satellite on top into space. Liftoff from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was on time at 6:11 p.m. EDT. GOES-N is the latest in the Earth-monitoring series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites developed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By maintaining a stationary orbit, hovering over one position on the Earth's surface, GOES will be able to provide a constant vigil for the atmospheric "triggers" for severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms and hurricanes. Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley

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  • Title: Fire the Boeing Delta IV rocket roars off the launch pad to lift the GOES-N satellite into space.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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