On December 5, 2014, NASA launched the first test of their Orion Spacecraft on top of ULA’s Delta IV Heavy. This picture is looking through the remains of the launch pad that NASA first tested the Apollo Capsule from back in 1967.
The mission was flawless, testing Orion's heat shield on a high velocity reentry. Only 4 hours after taking off from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
This picture was taken with my closest sound-triggered camera, a Canon 5D MKIII only about 100 meters (300 feet) away from the rocket. I was lucky that my camera sustained no damage, others nearby weren't so lucky. Lots of tripods were knocked over, some broken, and some cameras and tripods were simply missing! The power of the Delta IV Heavy should not be underestimated!
Photo by Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut)
Image is printed on professional semi glossy photo paper.
11.5" x 17.25" (292 mm x 438 mm) (looks good either matted in a 12x18 frame or slightly trimmed in an 11x17 frame)