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Godspeed Little Giant

Images credit: NASA/JPL. “My battery is low and it’s getting dark…” – Opportunity’s final message Mars Exploration Rover “Opportunity” (MER-1 or MER-B) launched onto its journey to the Red Planet on a Delta II from Cape Canaveral, Space Launch Complex 17B … Continue reading

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Ariane 5’s 1st Launch of 2019 Coming Up

Images credit & copyright: Arianespace/CNES. Launch Alert! Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 21:01 UTC (16:01 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA247 carrying the HellasSat 4/SaudiGeoSat 1 and GSAT 11 from Launch Site, Ensemble de … Continue reading

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Remembering Columbia and Crew

Images credit & copyright: NASA and the crew of STS-107 Columbia. “And for the whole time I was growing up, for as long as I can remember, any time anyone asked me what I wanted to be it was, “I … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Goes Vertical at LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Things are heating up at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as on the morning of Thursday, January 3, SpaceX rolled out their beautiful, long awaited Crew Dragon (Dragon 2) to Launch Complex 39A on Falcon 9 booster B1051.1. … Continue reading

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SpaceX Iridium 8 from CA

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Friday, January 11, 2019 at 07:31 PST (10:31 EST & 15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core B1049.2) will be launching … Continue reading

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Blue Origin New Shepard 10 Launch

Images credit & copyright: Blue Origin. Gradatim Ferociter “Step by Step Ferociously!” Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 08:50 CST (14:50 UTC, 09:50 EST & 06:50 PST), Blue Origin will be launching their New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle for the 10th … Continue reading

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Arianespace Soyuz VS20

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 16:37 UTC (11:37 EST) Arianespace will launch the medium lift Soyuz 2 launch vehicle (VS20) carrying the Composante Spatiale Optique CSO 1 spy satellite for CNES, DGA & … Continue reading

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