Tag Archives: Rocket

SpaceX test rocket makes vertical takeoff and landing

In November 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) flies nearly two stories (17.7 feet/5.4 meters). Duration was 8 seconds using closed loop thrust vector and throttle…

ESA members decide to increase investments in Space

In a  two-day Council meeting  in Naples, Italy. Ministers from ESA’s 20 member states and Canada today allocated €10 billion for ESA’s programs. They approved ESA’s level of resources for…

NASA First Moon Mission Launch from Wallops Island Virginia Planned

Late next summer NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to launch a mission to the Moon, not from Kennedy or Vandenberg, but from the new MARs  launch complex located at…

Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls to final home

The Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled slowly to its final destination at Kennedy Space Center.  Shuttle is rolled on the roads at Kennedy to the visitors center on November 2, 2012. The…

Virgin Galactic Releases Video of Launcherone Rocket

The new rocket announced by Virgin Galactic this month is known as LauncherOne. It is designed to cheaply and efficiently place payloads of up to 500 pounds in low earth…

SpaceX’s Dragon Docks with Space Station

( NASA) HOUSTON — The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:03 a.m. CDT Wednesday, a key milestone in a new…

Falcon 9 Rocket Engine Failure During Launch to Space Station

Main payload will reach ISS but secondary Orbcomm satellite did not attain needed orbit Yesterdays launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at first appeared picture perfect but you an clearly…

U.S. Rockets back into space with Falcon 9 Launch

This evening at 8:35pm edt. the first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station had a picture perfect launch and a flawless ride for the Dragon capsule to orbit….