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We are pleased to offer the following high definition video of the Falcon 9 launch to our Spaceflight Now Plus subscribers. These video files are presented in 720p resolution. Learn how you can subscribe to Spaceflight Now Plus.

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Falcon 9 rocket blasts off



Date: June 4, 2010
Running Time: 3 min 22 sec
File Size: 129 MB
Credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now

The experimental test flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 at 2:45 p.m. EDT. This video was taken from the NASA Causeway viewing site four miles south of the pad.

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Press Site view



Date: June 4, 2010
Running Time: 3 min 18 sec
File Size: 125 MB
Credit: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now

This view of the Falcon 9 rocket's maiden launch on an experimental test flight was shot at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site about four-and-a-half miles northwest of the pad.

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VAB roof view



Date: June 4, 2010
Running Time: 33 sec
File Size: 21 MB
Credit: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/Spaceflight Now

This angle on the Falcon 9 rocket's blastoff comes from atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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More from the roof



Date: June 4, 2010
Running Time: 1 min 49 sec
File Size: 69 MB
Credit: NASA

A longer-length video taken from atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center shows the Falcon 9 rocket launching into the clouds.

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Ares 1-X flight test
Delta 2 with STSS Demo
Atlas 5 launches PAN
Delta 2 launches GPS 2R-21
Shuttle mission STS-128
Shuttle mission STS-127
Delta 4 with GOES O
LRO and LCROSS lunar launch
Shuttle mission STS-125
Shuttle mission STS-119
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Shuttle mission STS-124
GLAST gamma ray observatory launch

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