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NASA Minotaur I Rocket Blasts Off From Virginia With Record Payload

The Minotaur rocket launched the Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission, carrying a record 29 satellites in space, according to NASA.

1. Video of the Minotaur rocket launch in Virginia:

Images of the launch as seen by people on the U.S. East Coast.

Minotaur launch from Wallops Island viewed from the lake

— marchetti (@marchetti)

marchetti

@marchetti

Minotaur launch from Wallops Island viewed from the lake

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The #Minotaur rocket launch seen from #Raleigh http://t.co/qaxkffjB1Z

— metroscenes (@Matt Robinson)

Matt Robinson

@metroscenes

The #Minotaur rocket launch seen from #Raleigh http://t.co/qaxkffjB1Z

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Tonight's Minotaur Rocket launch seen from Albany, NY

— LouisS (@Louis Suarato)

Louis Suarato

@LouisS

Tonight’s Minotaur Rocket launch seen from Albany, NY

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3 stacked 40 sec images of #Minotaur rocket launch. Bay Head beach, NJ

— Greg_NJ (@Greg)

Greg

@Greg_NJ

3 stacked 40 sec images of #Minotaur rocket launch. Bay Head beach, NJ

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#Minotaur 1 #Rocket over #Pasadena. Awesome to watch! #AnneArundel

— ByTheBayPhotos (@ByTheBayPhotos)

ByTheBayPhotos

@ByTheBayPhotos

#Minotaur 1 #Rocket over #Pasadena. Awesome to watch! #AnneArundel

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Minotaur I rocket launch from Wallops Island tonight from our front yard. @NASA_Wallops

— kenlacovara (@Ken Lacovara)

Ken Lacovara

@kenlacovara

Minotaur I rocket launch from Wallops Island tonight from our front yard. @NASA_Wallops

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rocket!

— Greg_NJ (@Greg)

Greg

@Greg_NJ

rocket!

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PHOTO: #Minotaur rocket launch over NYC Central Park Reservoir, missing a few seconds here and there

— JeffDSchultz (@Jeff Schultz)

Jeff Schultz

@JeffDSchultz

PHOTO: #Minotaur rocket launch over NYC Central Park Reservoir, missing a few seconds here and there

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Minotaur 1, from Millsboro, DE. @NASA_Wallops

— calandryll (@Christopher R. Main)

Christopher R. Main

@calandryll

Minotaur 1, from Millsboro, DE. @NASA_Wallops

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Tonight's record-breaking Minotaur launch as seen from Happy Valley. @LunarLionPSU

— PSUWeather (@CampusWeatherService)

CampusWeatherService

@PSUWeather

Tonight’s record-breaking Minotaur launch as seen from Happy Valley. @LunarLionPSU

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The @NASA_Wallops Minotaur 1, seen from Reston, VA, incl. the #TJ3Sat built by a local high school. @capitalweather

— grahambot (@Graham Marsden)

Graham Marsden

@grahambot

The @NASA_Wallops Minotaur 1, seen from Reston, VA, incl. the #TJ3Sat built by a local high school. @capitalweather

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A #NASA #Minotaur rocket arcs above Forest Hills, NY moments after launch.

— TonyJHoffman (@Tony Hoffman)

Tony Hoffman

@TonyJHoffman

A #NASA #Minotaur rocket arcs above Forest Hills, NY moments after launch.

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Tonight's #Minotaur rocket launch from the Jersey Shore @NASA_Wallops

— pjstor (@PJ)

PJ

@pjstor

Tonight’s #Minotaur rocket launch from the Jersey Shore @NASA_Wallops

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