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China launches Tianzhou-1

China’s 1st cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off aboard a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket. The spacecraft will rendezvous with the space lab Tiangong-2. The docking will be the first addition in creating a space station.

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Orbital launches S.S. John Glenn

Orbital ATK successfully launched the S.S. John Glenn spacecraft (OA-7 Cygnus) into orbit today on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. “Once launched into low-Earth orbit, Cygnus will use its advanced maneuvering capability to transport its cargo from … Continue reading

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SES-10 Mission Info

UPDATE 2: Looks like F9 wasn’t the only thing recovered. Payload fairing LANDED SUCCESSFULLY. Fairing has thruster systems and steerable parachute. UPDATE: Success!! Great Launch and Great 2nd Landing for this F9! “The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on … Continue reading

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A sparky G motor in super slow motion

The Slo Mo Guys over at Youtube posted this great video of launching a rocket with a G motor in super slow motion. Stick around for the low light close up. Pretty amazing!

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The Saturn Tour Travel Posters

These great posters are now downloadable from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. “These three posters imagine future tourism possibilities based on the rich history of Saturn exploration from the twin Voyager’s Grand Tour to the epic discoveries made by the … Continue reading

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What would a flight over Mars look like?

Lovely video using real images of a flight over Mars. Inspiring!

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SpaceX ECHOSTAR XXIII MISSION

UPDATE 3/16: Successful deployment of EchoStar XXIII to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit confirmed. Launch:   ———— SpaceX is targeting launch of the EchoStar XXIII mission tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th, from the historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space … Continue reading

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