Nominal Launch. Nominal Flight. Successful landing.
“SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. SpaceX is targeting a late morning launch of its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-10) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is on Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 a.m. EST, with a backup launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 19. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the station roughly two days later.” -SpaceX
The first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
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F9 Vertical at Historic LC 39A
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Astronauts aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will wear these new lightweight spacesuits.
Hopefully we will get to see a SpaceX spacesuit soon. Back in May it was announced that SpaceX hired Ironman costume designer Jose Fernandez to design their own in house suit.
Here is a great full video of the 1st stage landing on 01/14/17
Fingers crossed for tomorrows launch.
F9 on pad 1/13/17 – photo: SpaceX
Falcon 9:Iridium 1 Mission
Launch time: 1754:34 GMT (12:54:34 p.m. EST; 9:54:34 a.m. PST)
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Live Broadcast: http://www.spacex.com/webcast
We got a glimpse of the Falcon Heavy interstage being prepped today.
Japan has placed the ERG satellite into orbit on December 20th using a new 3 stage solid fuel rocket called the Epsilon Launch Vehicle.
“JAXA successfully launched the second Epsilon Launch Vehicle with Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) aboard at 8:00 p.m. on December 20, 2016 (JST) from the Uchinoura Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 13 minutes and 27 seconds after liftoff, the separation of ERG was confirmed.”
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Experience the Apollo 17 mission in real time. Apollo 17 launched 44 years ago on Dec. 7th 1972.
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