December 17, 2004
An extended-exposure image shows the Cassini spacecraft streaking through the
early morning sky over the Cape Canaveral Air Station,
with the help of the Titan IVB/Centaur launch vehicle. The successful launch
at 4:43 a.m. EDT, October 15, 1997 sent the Cassini spacecraft and accompanying
Huygens Probe on a historic seven-year journey to the ringed planet.
For a high resolution image, click here.