Look up — but make sure you do it quickly. The world’s fastest rocket, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V, is launching into space this morning, and you can watch it happen at 4:30AM AEST.
Image Cache: The world’s most powerful rocket launched this weekend carrying… well, we’re still not quite sure what it was carrying (although speculation suggests a super secret spy satellite). What we do know is this: It launched, and it looked incredible.
This golden slice of visual perfection is a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite. It underwent final encapsulation inside its four-metre diameter protective payload fairing on October 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.