Disney’s “Man in Space” – OTD 1955

Disney premiered “Man in Space” on this day in 1955.

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Little Joe – Vintage Space

Nice video from Vintage Space on the Little Joe program. Great job Amy!:

 

Dr. Zooch made a model of the Little Joe and if you are lucky you may find one out there somewhere

Paper Model:There is still a paper model available of the Little Joe if you want to start building today . (these and other paper model builds can be found on my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide)

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CRS 10 Mission

UPDATE: Success!

Nominal Launch. Nominal Flight. Successful landing.

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“SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. SpaceX is targeting a late morning launch of its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-10) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is on Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 a.m. EST, with a backup launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 19. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the station roughly two days later.” -SpaceX

The first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Press Kit

Webcast of Launch

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F9 Vertical at Historic LC 39A

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Boeing unveils its new spacesuit

Astronauts aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will wear these new lightweight spacesuits.

Hopefully we will get to see a SpaceX spacesuit soon. Back in May it was announced that SpaceX hired Ironman costume designer Jose Fernandez to design their own in house suit.

 

 

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Onboard view from F9 landing

Here is a great full video of the 1st stage landing on 01/14/17

https://youtu.be/QhPDoSlGz6Y

 

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Falcon 9 poised for launch

Fingers crossed for tomorrows launch.

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F9 on pad 1/13/17 – photo: SpaceX

Falcon 9:Iridium 1 Mission
Launch time: 1754:34 GMT (12:54:34 p.m. EST; 9:54:34 a.m. PST)
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Live Broadcast: http://www.spacex.com/webcast

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First peek of a Falcon Heavy interstage

We got a glimpse of the Falcon Heavy interstage being prepped today.

 

 

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