New Horizons Launch
Date: 19 Jan 2006
The fiery launch of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket is reflected in a creek at Kennedy Space Center. Liftoff was on time at 2 p.m. EST from Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Railroad cars (center left) are stopped on the tracks that run near the complex.
New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Photo credit: NIKON/Scott Andrews