India’s new launch vehicle GSLV Mark 3 successfully launched from Sriharikota today. As well as a satellite launcher this rocket is capable of launching a crew into space. Today’s flight included a Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE).

More on the GSLV Mark 3

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CRS-5 Mission has slipped to 6 JAN 2015, a new T-0 has not been published.

According to Twitter its a Engine static fire issue and ISS solar beta angle.

Great GIF looking out the window during re-entry (recent Soyuz re-entry)

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Source video here

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According to redditor darga89 the data is extrapolated from the FCC

Update: Flight changed to 19th

During the upcoming Dec. 16th  ISS Resupply mission SpaceX will attempt a first. They will attempt to land the first stage on a landing barge. If successful this will be a giant leap to re-usability.

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news source here

“Rage against the dying of the light…”

NASA has a great desktop paper model of the Orion Crew Module.

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.38.50 PM

Link to Model

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