Spectacular Minotaur 1 Rocket Night Launch Photos by Stargazers: Nov. 19, 2013 (Gallery)

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Jessie Sunshine

Jessie Sunshine

Skywatcher Jessie Sunshine captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from New Bern, NC, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl

Skywatcher Matthew Pearl captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from Rowland, NC, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Sharon Fine

Sharon Fine

Skywatcher Sharon Fine captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from the Northern Neck region of Virginia, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Brad Schnure

Brad Schnure

Skywatcher Brad Schnure captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from his bedroom window in Robbinsville, NJ, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Hank Siarczynski

Hank Siarczynski

Skywatcher Hank Siarczynski captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from Bellmawr, NJ, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: David Bennett

David Bennett

Skywatcher David Bennett captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from Richmond, KY, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Morris Pearson

Morris Pearson

Skywatcher Morris Pearson of the 101st Airborne Division Association captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket streaking into the sky from Chesapeake Beach, MD, on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Pamela McIntyre

Pamela McIntyre

Skywatcher Pamela McIntyre captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket soaring across the night sky as seen from California, Md., on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Steve Maciejewski

Steve Maciejewski

Skywatcher Steve Maciejewski captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket soaring across the night sky over Atlantic City as seen from Galloway Township N.J., on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch: Will Hall

Will Hall

Skywatcher Will Hall captured this photo of a Minotaur 1 rocket soaring across the sky as seen from Assateague Island National Seashore, Md., on Nov. 19, 2013. The rocket launched 29 small satellites into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for NASA, the U.S. military and other institutions as part of the ORS-3 mission.

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