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In this image, against a magnificent orange, pink and yellow sunrise, an alligator lazily drifts through the Banana River that divides the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center.  The sun seems like it will burst from behind puffy white clouds.
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Gator Wakes for Launch

An alligator roams the Banana River at dawn on August 11, 2005, about an hour before that day's launch opportunities for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission were to begin. The launch was later scrubbed for that day but launched successfully on August 12, 2005.

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