A Little Blue Heron crosses in front of the returning SpaceX droneship Of Course I Still Love You carrying the first stage booster for the Merah Putih satellite launch as they entered Port Canaveral. Click for more photos.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 first stage booster used to launch the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit returned to Port Canaveral for the second time aboard the Of Course I Still Love You droneship late in the afternoon of 9 August 2018. This was the second flight for this particular booster. It first flew back in May 2018 to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into orbit. Click to view more photos of the Merah Putih booster return.
Technical problems plagued the 11 August 2018 liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket poised to send NASA’s Parker Solar Probe towards its rendezvous with the Sun from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch attempts at 3:53 a.m. and 4:28 a.m. both ran into snags that could not be fixed before the launch window closed at 4:38 a.m. on a rather dewy morning scrubbing the launch for the day. The launch team […]
A Little Blue Heron appeared on the jetty at Jetty Park as a crowd of reporters and space fans waited for the return to Port Canaveral of the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship bearing the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that had launched the Merah Putih satellite only a few days ago. More photos of the booster return to follow.
The National Park Service (NPS) and NASA have teamed up in a fun way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA’s 60th Anniversary by sending a plush toy representation of Seaman into space to the International Space Station (ISS). Seaman was Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog that accompanied him on the eponymous Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) as they blazed their way on a scientific expedition across the North American continent to the Pacific Ocean. Seaman […]
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A time exposure shows the Merah Putih launch for Indonesia aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:18 a.m. on 7 August 2018. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.
SpaceX launched the Merah Putih (Telkom 4) satellite for Indonesia to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on 7 August 2018 at 1:18 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.