The Orbiter Endeavour streaks to a landing behind telephone poles, a palm tree, and a metal tower for a landing at Kennedy Space Center ending the STS-127 construction mission to the International Space Station on 31 July 2009.
A time exposure shows the launch, at left, of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket taking a Dragon spacecraft loaded with supplies to the International Space Station at 2:48 a.m. on 4 May 2019 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The streaks at right are, at top, the first stage booster performing the entry burn, then a gap as the booster free falls, until starting its engines again, at lower right, to gently land on the […]
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Commercial Resupply Services, CRS-17, Falcon 9, International Space Station, ISS, Launch Complex 40, NASA, OCISLY, Of Course I Still Love You, SLC 40, SpaceX
SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission at 2:49 a.m. on 2 March 2019 from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Click for more information and to view the launch gallery.
SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:16 p.m. on 5 December 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Click to view the photo gallery.
STS-126 on a construction, resupply, and crew transfer mission to the International Space Station carried out by the Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center at 7:55 p.m. on 14 November 2008 into a sky lit bright by the full Moon. This view is the full wide-angle image of the launch, which includes the Moon blown out at right by the long time exposure capturing the streak of the Space Shuttle’s flight as seen from a cow pasture at […]
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 […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: dog, International Space Station, ISS, Lewis and Clark, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Meriwether Lewis, NASA, National Park Service, NPS, Seaman Jr
The National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed into law by President Eisenhower on 29 July 1958, which established the goals for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space; The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles; The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies, and living organisms through space; The establishment of long-range studies of the […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: EMU, International Space Station, ISS, Manned Maneuvering Unit, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, President Eisenhower, Soviet Union, Space Shuttle
A time exposure shows the last SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 4 rocket arcing up into the sky before vanishing below the horizon after lifting off at 5:42 a.m. on 29 June 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-15) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. Both Falcon 9 and the Dragon spacecraft for the CRS-15 mission are flight-proven. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported […]
Announced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, Space Station Freedom was never built but it did give way to multiple design changes over the years to finally morph into the International Space Station. This image from the black & white negative archive shows the duel keel design of Space Station Freedom, which was popular back in 1986, in a display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Note this exhibit shows the Space Shuttle, which would have been used to […]
The spacecraft of the near future that will take astronauts back into Earth orbit and beyond are on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Space Launch System (SLS) that is under development is capable of lifting heavy payloads into Earth orbit or on trajectories to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The SLS will launch the Orion spacecraft, which is capable of carrying astronauts to Mars. On display is the Orion spacecraft used for the Exploration Flight Test-1 […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: Boeing, CST-100, Dragon spacecraft, International Space Station, ISS, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, NASA, Orion spacecraft, SLS, Space Launch System, SpaceX, Starliner