Earlier this afternoon, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Launch Pad 39-A on its first test flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, 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 FL 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.