Range Tracking

Road to the Stars

A late February rain shower associated with a passing cold front caused a rainbow to appear at sunset with one end anchored on Space Launch Complex 41 where United Launch Alliance launches the Atlas V rocket. It was quite a sight considering the equally fortuitous conjunction of events to be at the right spot at the right time to catch this fleeting weather event that appears to show the way to the stars from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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After the rain shower cleared out.
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The Crew Access Tower under construction alongside Pad 41 will provide access to Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner for the astronauts traveling on this commercial spacecraft that will be launched atop an Atlas V rocket.
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The Vertical Integration Facility where the Atlas V rocket is assembled before being moved to the nearby pad for launch.

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