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
VSS Unity First Rocket Powered Flight
Documentary about flight:
UPDATE: Successful Launch
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
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.
image credit Kraft Foods
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.
Mini Tri Pak – Estes #0866
Space Station Aquarius-Estes #1902
SRW Nike Smoke
All of these plus many more rockets can be found also in my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide