Posted: August 18, 2016 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Antares (rocket), Astronaut, Communications satellite, CubeSat, Earth, Earth's orbit, Falcon 9, Federal Aviation Administration, Florida, International Space Station, Moon Express, NASA, Rocket launch, Space Exploration, SpaceX, Wallops Island
Orbital Sciences will once again attempt to rendezvous with the International Space Station when it launches the Cynus spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket, shown here in a file photo of an earlier launch. Photo courtesy Orbital Sciences
Artist’s concept of the new SpaceX Dragon, which may one day fly from Brownsville, Texas (Image: SpaceX)
From the first rocket launch in 1926 to Gagarin, Armstrong, Hubble, Curiosity and beyond, take a fast ride through the 90 years of human space exploration. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 15, 2015 Filed under: Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: 1080p, 4K resolution, Elon Musk, Falcon 9, Footage, International Space Station, Rocket launch, SpaceX, Television, Ultra high definition television
Enjoy SpaceX launch footage in Ultra HD 4K. All footage used in this video was shot in 4K. If your connection is slow, toggle to 1080 HD for smoother playback.
Posted: November 4, 2014 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Russia, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: 1950s, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Earth Orbit, Laika, Moscow, NASA, Rocket launch, Space Race, Sputnik
On this day in 1957, the second spacecraft ever to enter Earth orbit, 2, was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On board was Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow. Laika’s mission was to demonstrate that mammals could handle the physical stresses of a rocket launch.
Posted: October 28, 2014 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Space & Aviation, U.S. News | Tags: Antares, Cygnus, International Space Station, NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Rocket launch, Virginia, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island
Collective panic: Any ambitions for being a level-headed war correspondent or courageous A-list camera operator go up in smoke as members of the press are caught on tape going cuckoo bananas while witnessing a failed launch.
Swearing, gasping, pants-wetting, shaky-cam emotional meltdown. NSFW audio. Priceless.
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