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F9 Liftoff and Landing from NROL-76

SpaceX made launching and landing a rocket seem like everyday events this morning with it’s Falcon 9. The Launch of the NROL-76 secret mission was a flawless as it gets. Launch coverage was cutoff after landing due to the secretive … Continue reading

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NROL-76 Launch Info

UPDATE: The flight was scrubbed Sunday morning in final minute of countdown to investigate faulty sensor in first stage. SpaceX will Launch the NRO’s secretive NROL-76 on Sunday morning. WHERE: Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center WHEN: Sunday,April 30, … Continue reading

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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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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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