Last night, the U.S. Air Force launched 29 satellites into orbit from Virginia's eastern shore. The record-setting payload achieved liftoff atop a Minotaur-1 rocket at 8:15 p.m. ET, and was visible from the entire length of America's Eastern Seaboard, and as far west as Kentucky.
Top Photo Credit: NASA/Allison Stancil.
Did you capture a photo of last night's dazzling display? Post it in the comments! [Below: The USAF's ORS-3 mission launches last night from Pad 0B of the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, VA. Photo Credit: Jay Diem/Associated Press.]