Bald Eagle Flies with Antares!

This morning, a Cygnus resupply ship launched to the International Space Station atop an Antares rocket. And who better to witness America’s latest leap into space than an American Bald Eagle?

Antares Cygnus Cargo Resupply
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls), Enhancement inset by Tom Wolf.

Here’s another view, cropped in:

eagle_cropped
Image Credit: NASA

My friend Tom Wolf first noticed this little guy / girl during our visit to the adjacent launch pad ahead of the LADEE launch:

Image Credit Tom Wolf

How cool is that?

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