A long range view of the Orion Ascent Abort-2 test flight shows the launch vehicle leaping off of Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster powering this short flight is a refurbished SR118 Peacekeeper ICBM first stage motor. A weapon of war now serving the interests of peaceful exploration of space. Click to view more photos of the AA-2 test flight.
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: AA-2. Orion, Ascent Abort-2, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, LAS, Launch Abort System, Launch Complex 46, Minotaur IV, Peacekeeper ICBM, SLS, Space Launch System, SR118 Peacekeeper ICBM
A detail from a panorama of former citrus groves turned into new pastures complete with new stands of palm trees planted for shade for the cattle at Treasure Hammock Ranch. Click to view the panorama. Remember to scroll right! From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A Peacekeeper ICBM missile stage reworked into a civilian Minotaur IV stage boosts the Orion crew module Ascent Abort-2 test flight into the air over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 2 July 2019 at 7:00 a.m. from Launch Complex 46. The test is to prove the reliability and safety of the Launch Abort System (LAS) that will be used on NASA’s massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will be used to carry astronauts to the Moon and Mars. […]
Remembering a post from July 2015 A new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex honors the fallen astronauts of STS-51L lost on the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, and STS-107 lost on the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003. Two sides of a hallway feature personal items from each seven person crew. The far wall is adorned with a quote from Ronald Reagan, President at the time of the Challenger accident, “The future doesn’t belong […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: Atlantis exhibit, Challenger, Christa McAuliffe, Columbia, Gregory Jarvis, Hughes Aircraft Company, Ilan Ramon, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Michael Anderson, Rick Husband, Ronald Reagan, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Challenger, Space Shuttle Columbia, Star Trek, STS-107, STS-51L, William McCool