We may have a long way to go before we reach some of the technological advances that are present in the Star Wars universe, but surely, we are getting close. And while there are no personal ships for us regular folk to use at our convenience for space travel, SpaceX has been going strong with its ship launches — including one that launched just today.
According to CNN, this spaceship from the Elon Musk company made its journey into space in the wee hours of Friday morning, launching just before 6 a.m. local time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And that location made it perfect for viewing the rocket and its Crew Dragon capsule from another location in Florida: Walt Disney World.
It appears that Disney Parks had its photographers at the ready for this event, because they were able to capture the most stunning photos of the rocket and capsule shooting into orbit.
One of the most fitting park locations you see the rocket jetting above the skies in is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios. The rocket projects an arced beam of light in the sky, looking like a ship just blasted off from somewhere on Batuu. In another dazzling photo, just at dawn, airy vapors from the rocket fill the air in a mystical pattern.
Elsewhere in the park, the rocket was seen soaring above Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland — making it look like something straight out of Walt Disney’s vision for the future. And again, the vapors swirling in the sky were caught above Cinderella’s castle as well. You can see the photos from Disney Parks below.
SpaceX Falcon 9 takes flight over Walt Disney World
The four-person crew will be out in space for six months. Perhaps they’ll be able to spot the Millenium Falcon or the Razor Crest zooming by while they’re out there!