The launch of the space shuttle Discovery is reflected in the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Ponte Vedra, Florida. (The launch is taking place near Orlando, 185 kilometers (115 miles) away.) Here, the waterway is a canal lined with commercial and private docks.

Photograph by James Vernacotola, MyShot
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