SpaceX’s CRS7 mission explodes

The Falcon 9 a little over 2 minutes after launch. Image from NASA TV courtesy of SpaceNew.com This Sunday morning, a Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to launch and deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). And while SpaceX launched the rocket around 8:20 AM (MST) this morning, the resupply mission, CRS7, didn’t make […]

Read More SpaceX’s CRS7 mission explodes

Baikonur Cosmodrome

I found this 2001 Air & Space article during my research about Sputnik-1, the world’s first artificial satellite. It’s a very good first person account of a visit out to the Baikonur Cosmodrome and some of the run-ups and rituals for launching from there. The writer was there for a launch of the first permanent International Space […]

Read More Baikonur Cosmodrome

UP Finished Four Tests in One Flight

UP Aerospace launched one of its rockets last week (23 Oct) giving four experiments four minutes of microgravity and space time during the rocket’s suborbital flight.  The rocket, an UP SL-9, was launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico.  No lizards lounging in the desert were apparently injured during the test. UP’s rocket flight was […]

Read More UP Finished Four Tests in One Flight