Disney photographers capture truly cinematic photos of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket soaring past Disney World
- Disney photographers shared images of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket shooting up over Walt Disney World.
- Elon Musk's company launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA early Friday morning.
- The rocket left a silhouette vapor trail in the skies above the theme park just before sunrise.
As part of its latest Crew-2 mission, SpaceX blasted four astronauts toward the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon Friday spacecraft Friday morning.
The launch was a sight for sore eyes and Disney World would have been an excellent vantage point to witness the spectacle.
The event was captured by Disney photographers, David Roark and Kent Phillips, and made for some breathtaking photos over Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom parks, creating a particularly magical experience for those who saw it from afar.
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The rocket, which shot up from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, then left a silhouette vapor trail in the skies above the theme park just before sunrise.
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The four-person crew aboard the spaceship spent almost a year training for the mission, as Insider previously reported. It was the first SpaceX mission to launch astronauts on a reused spaceship in a bid to enable more efficient and cheaper travel into space.
In September 2021, Crew Dragon is expected to carry the first all-civilian spaceflight in history, called Inspiration-4.
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