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The Atlas/Agena launch vehicle was used during the Gemini program in the mid-1960s to launch the Agena docking module/upper stage into orbit.
This is the business view of the RS-24 Space Shuttle Main Engine exhaust. Capable of 400,000lbs of thrust, the Shuttle has three of these on board.
This is a long distance view of Launch Complex 39A, one of the two large manned launchpads at Kennedy Space Center. Pad 39A and Pad 39B are approximately 8000 feet apart, and safe viewing distance for liftoff is 5 miles.