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Photographer Captures Rare Moment of SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocketeering Passing Moon, Wins National Award in Sony World Photography Awards 2024

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Witness a SpaceX rocket photobombing the moon in an incredible award-winning photograph

Pascal Fouquet, a photographer from Orlando, Florida, has been chosen as the United States’ National Award first place winner for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. This awards program is a partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organization and received hundreds of thousands of photo submissions from around the world.

Fouquet captured an incredible photograph of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket passing in front of the moon just before the new year during the USSF-52 mission launch. He only had less than 48 hours to prepare for this opportunity and chose an unconventional location, an open field behind a hospice center 13.8 miles away from the launch pad.

Using his Nikon D850 camera, Fouquet set his camera to capture the details of the moon, not the rocket. His shutter speed was set to 1/1600 of a second to capture the split second moment Falcon Heavy passed in front of the moon. This was the seventh launch for the Space Force’s secretive X-37B space plane, which remains in orbit at the time of this publication after its last mission lasted 908 days.

Fouquet’s photograph showcases his skill and dedication to capturing such a rare and unique moment. His work has been recognized and awarded at a national level, showcasing his talent as a photographer. The partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organization provides a platform for photographers like Fouquet to showcase their work and receive recognition for their skills.

By Samantha Jones

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