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SpaceX FORMOSAT-5 Launch Info

UPDATE: Successful flight, deployment and landing. Overview: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of FORMOSAT-5 from Space Launch Complex 4 East … Continue reading

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SpaceX unveils Spacesuit

“Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function.” – Elon Musk see his original post here

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Falcon Heavy will launch in November

Elon Musk announced on Instagram and Twitter yesterday that Falcon Heavy will launch in November.

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Armstrong Flight Research Center historic videos now on Youtube

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly Dryden) has placed a huge catalog of research and flight videos to a Youtube channel. Check out this great playlist on Lifting Bodies.    

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Multiple Views of July 14th Soyuz Launch

Usually Soyuz launch replays are seen from a single camera view. Here we see multiple views from different cameras posted around the July 14th launch of Soyuz at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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On this Day 48 years ago July 16,1969

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and Solar Electric Propulsion

Great article on Aerojet Rocketdyne’s push for Solar Electric Propulsion to enable deep space delivery of cargo, payloads and habitats. NASA has said that “SEP may deliver the right mix of cost savings, safety and superior propulsive power ” Current … Continue reading

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