VIDEO: Airplane passenger on flight near Orlando captures SpaceX launch

Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center

ORLANDO, Fla. – A passenger on a flight near Orlando captured on video Thursday’s SpaceX launch that sent supplies to the space station.

SpaceX launched the Dragon capsule atop its Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

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The rocket carried a Dragon spacecraft full of science experiments, supplies and equipment for the ISS crew — more than 5,800 pounds of cargo. The spacecraft will be docking at the space station at 11:13 a.m. on Saturday.

In the video, you can see a bright orange light in the distance heading up toward the clouds.

As the rocket continues toward space, you can see it peek through the clouds while the video continues.

You can watch the full video in the media player above.

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