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First launch attempt on April 19th ended in a scrub.
Boeing Personal prepare to roll tower back around the Delta II,
MST moves over Delta II.
Delta II launches at 9:57:24am PST.
Wide angle with a 28 mm lens at main engine ignition.
This photo of Delta #304 was taken on the backside of SLC-2.
Press Site folks waiting for launch 3.29 miles from the Delta Pad!
Heat waves make for a tuff shot with a 840mm lens.
The Delta II pitches over and starts heading down range.
A beautiful morning for a launch!
After the Six SRB's burnout the three remaining SRB's are ignited at T+ 70 seconds.
A 16 mm fisheye captures the smoke plume.
The SLC-2 Pad 55 seconds after launch.