Earlier this afternoon, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Launch Complex 39A on its first test flight from Kennedy Space Center, officially making it the most powerful operational rocket on the planet. This was an event that I have been looking forward to for years, with multiple delays pushing the launch date back further and further. But on this beautiful sunny day, I ventured out to the Florida coast, joining the 100,000 spectators expected to gather to watch a 23-story-tall rocket soar into the sky.
It was a fairly long day, having arrived at a special spot in Titusville a little before noon with the expected launch window opening at 1:30PM. I packed relatively light for the occasion, bringing along my Canon 6DmkII with a Tamron 200-400mm and Canon EF 24-105mm as well as a G7X Powershot and GoPro HERO6.