SpaceX TESS Mission Launch Info

 

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Launch Time: April 18th 2018, 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC
Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Payload: TESS (see below)
Landing:  YES – on OCISLY
Watch Live: SpaceX,  NASA Broadcast

NASA’s TESS Mission Hopes to Find Exoplanets Beyond Our Solar System

“The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.” – TESS Website

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VSS Unity First Rocket Powered Flight

VSS Unity First Rocket Powered Flight

Documentary about flight:

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SpaceX CRS-14 Dragon Resupply Mission Launch Info

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Launch Time: April 2nd at 4:30 p.m. EDT, or 20:30 UTC (backup:Tuesday, April 3 at 4:08 p.m. EDT, or 20:08 UTC)
Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Payload: Dragon will be filled with about 5,800 pounds of supplies, payloads and vehicle hardware, including critical materials to directly support science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.
Landing: SpaceX will not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch
Watch Live: http://www.spacex.com/webcast

Notes: SpaceX CRS-14 is the fourteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under the first CRS contract.
On Wednesday, April 4 International Space Station crew members will use the station’s 57.7-foot (17.6- meter) robotic arm to reach out and capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the orbiting laboratory.
Dragon will return to Earth with more than 3,900 pounds of cargo after an approximately one-month stay at the International Space Station.

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SpaceX Iridium 5 Launch Info

UPDATE: Successful Launch

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Launch Time: Friday, March 30 7:13 a.m. PDT or 14:13 UTC (instantaneous launch opportunity )
Launch Location: Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force
Base in California
Payload: The payloads for this launch are the fifth set of 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites
Landing: SpaceX will not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch
Watch Live: http://www.spacex.com/webcast

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A little retro Tuesday

Circa 1959…

Those were the days. Imagine the excitement as a kid in the chance of winning a life size Space Ship! Yes this life size training mockup simulator could be yours. All you have to do is name the Space Ship! I wonder who won and what happened to this amazing prize.

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 image credit Kraft Foods

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A few new paper models from Glen P. Doggett

I have posted a few new great templates in the Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide from Glen P. Doggett. Glen known as GlenP over at TRF and is at  NAR Club #627 BEMRC.
These would make great additions to your paper flyers.
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Mini Tri Pak – Estes #0866

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Space Station Aquarius-Estes #1902

 

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SRW Nike Smoke

All of these plus many more rockets can be found also in my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide

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SpaceX releases “Falcon Heavy and Starman” short video

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