The next time that American astronauts launch to space from American soil it will surely be aboard one of the new commercially built “space taxis” currently under development by a trio of American aerospace firms – Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp …
United Launch Alliance successfully launched NASAs latest scientific exploration mission, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:23 am EST Feb. 11, 2010. This was ULAs first launch of 2010 and marked the 100th use of the commercial Atlas Centaur launch vehicle since its first launch on [...]
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover is poised to liftoff on an Atlas V rocket bound for the red planet on an exploration mission unprecedented in goals and machinery. The wheeled robot is carrying a suite of 10 instruments and even a laser to research the Martian past.
Shot from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, I captured this video of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launch with NASA’s Juno spacecraft bound for Jupiter. I also shot the view from 525 feet above KSC of the various launch pads at Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Air Force [...]
Brian Cox speaks on “The value of Big Science: CERN, the LHC and the exploration of the Universe” Professor Brian Cox holds a chair in particle physics at the University of Manchester and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN near Geneva. Brian, a former member of pop band D:Ream, also [...]
MSL Mission Begins with On-time Launch Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:18:40 AM EST The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, including the new rover, Curiosity, lifted off on time on the first opportunity at 10:02 am EST. Today’s launch caps a very smooth countdown and generally cooperative weather [...]