Space Image of the Day Gallery (May 2017)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017:A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars into space carrying the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite following yesterday’s launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This long-exposure shot shows the rocket’s curved path as it climbs to an altitude of 22,300 miles (35,800 km) above the Earth, where it delivered the satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. — Hanneke Weitering

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