Monthly Archives: September 2011

SpaceX sprouts landing gear

This is a great little video. Enjoy! “Reusability is key to the dramatic cost savings that will enable advancements in human exploration of space. The Dragon spacecraft is a fully reusable and SpaceX is working toward the goal of delivering … Continue reading

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On this date…Soyuz T-10-1

On September 26th 1983 the Launch Abort System on the Soyuz was put to the test on a real launch. The Soyuz T-10-1 was poised for a launch to send the crew to Salyut 7 space station then suddenly at … Continue reading

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The Sounds of NASA

Want to hear the sound of a Shuttle Launch? How about adding the ringtone “We have Liftoff” of Apollo 11? NASA now has a great sound library with many great sounds from history and even current missions. The site includes … Continue reading

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NASA’s new rocket concept

NASA announced today the Space Launch System (SLS) concept rocket with a launch target of 2017. Does it look like a Saturn with solid boosters attached to anyone else? “The SLS rocket will incorporate technological investments from the Space Shuttle … Continue reading

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Grail Launch Success

NASA’s GRAIL mission to study the moon from crust to core successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Pad SLC-17B at 9:08 a.m. Twin spacecraft GRAIL A & GRAIL B have deployed and are on their way to … Continue reading

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Blue Origin suffers setback

First reported by the Wall Street Journal, Blue Origin lost a spacecraft on August 24th. According to the reports the craft had to be destroyed after control was lost after the craft surpassed Mach 1 at was at about 45,000 … Continue reading

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Rocket Gallery: Proton images

Here are four excellent photos of a Proton Rocket I came across today.  

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