Apollo 17 – 45 Years ago – Live

It is the 45th anniversary of our last manned trip to the moon. Join the folks over at Apollo17.org celebrating this moment in history by having a real-time journey through the Apollo 17 mission. Yes re-live each moment in real time.apollo17live

 

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SpaceX Zuma Launch Info

Final UPDATE: postponed indefinitely!

Top Secret Mission Zuma – an not yet identified payload built by Northrop Grumman for an unknown government organization. The NRO denies that Zuma belongs to them.

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Launch Date: November 17th 2017, 8:00 -10:00 P.M. EST
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Payload: Zuma secret mission
Landing: YES – at LZ-1

Live Broadcast: SpaceX webcast: here and Youtube: here

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Orbital ATK OA-8 Launch Info

UPDATE: 11/11 – Launch aborted due to aircraft in vicinity. Rescheduled for Sunday 11/12 at 7:14 am

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image credit: Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK Antares Launch Info for OA-8 Mission:

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft aboard, will launch from VCSFA MARS launch Pad-0A at Wallops Island, VA. Weather forecast is 95-percent favorable for the launch, scheduled at 7:37 a.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 11. Launch may be visible from some parts of East Coast. (see map below)

Launch Date: November 11, 2017 7:37 A.M. EST
Launch Site: VCSFA MARS Pad 0A Wallops Island, VA
Payload:  Cygnus Spacecraft with OA-8 resupply mission
Live Broadcast: live beginning at 7:00 a.m https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
OA-8 Fact Sheet: Link

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“The Antares rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft with more than 7,000 pounds of food, clothing and experiments on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station.” – NASA
Orbital ATK has named the OA-8 Cygnus Cargo Delivery Spacecraft after former astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan. As the last human to step foot on the moon, Cernan set records for both lunar surface extravehicular activities and longest time in lunar orbit, paving the way for future human space exploration.
The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the east coast of the United States

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Paper Rocket Reference: AXM has a selection of Antares models here.

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AXM Antares paper model

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SpaceX Koreasat-5A Launch Info

UPDATE: Successful Launch, 1st stage Landing, and orbit insertion.

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver Koreasat-5A, a
commercial communications satellite, to a Geostationary
Transfer Orbit

Launch Date: Monday, October 30 at 3:34 p.m. EDT, or 19:34 UTC
Launch Site: LC-39A Kennedy Space Center Florida
Payload: Koreasat-5A is a communications satellite
Landing: YES – On “Of Course I Still Love You”

Live Broadcast: SpaceX Webcast

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NASA’s Spooky Space Sounds

For your Halloween pleasure…

This is a NASA collection of spooky sounds recorded from various NASA spacecraft

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SpaceX SES-11 – Echostar 105 Launch info

UPDATE: Successful Launch, landing and satellite deployments

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Hot Grid Fins on first stage return and landing

SES-11/Echostar 105 – Oct 11th

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This is a reflight: Falcon 9’s first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) in February of this year.

Launch Date: Wednesday, October 11 at 6:53 p.m. EDT, or 22:53 UTC
Launch Site: LC-39A Kennedy Space Center Florida
Payload: SES-11, Echostar 105
Landing: YES – On “Of Course I Still Love You”

Live Broadcast: SpaceX Webcast

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Info on Upcoming Launches

UPDATES IRIDIUM-3: Successful Launch, landing of 1st stage in the dark on “Just read the Instructions” and Satellites deployed.

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IRIDIUM -3 – Oct 9th

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Launch Date: Oct. 9th 5:37 PDT (2:37 Eastern) 12:37 UTC
Launch Site: SLC-4E Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Payload: Iridium NEXT Sat
Landing: YES – On “Just read the Instructions”

Live Broadcast: SpaceX Webcast

SES-11/Echostar 105 – Oct 11th

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Launch Date: Wednesday, October 11 at 6:53 p.m. EDT, or 22:53 UTC
Launch Site: LC-39A Kennedy Space Center Florida
Payload: SES-11, Echostar 105
Landing: YES – On “Of Course I Still Love You”

Live Broadcast: SpaceX Webcast

 

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