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Rocket-triggered lightning launch site at Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral (Kennedy Space Center), Florida. Shooting a rocket into overhead thundercloud causes a lightning strike. A fine copper wire trailing from the rocket creates a path for the cloud's electric charge. (1991)

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Rocket-triggered lightning launch site at Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral (Kennedy Space Center), Florida. Shooting a rocket into overhead thundercloud causes a lightning strike. A fine copper wire trailing from the rocket creates a path for the cloud's electric charge. (1991)