The twice-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage has returned to Port Canaveral and is back on shore. Click to view the images added to the SES-10 launch photo gallery.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is not quite clear of the tower yet in this photo from the 30 March 2017 launch of the SES-10 satellite. Lots of reusable items here, including the old shuttle launch pad getting a new lease on life with SpaceX, and the Falcon 9 first stage, which flew once before less than a year ago and is now proving it can do it again. Click to view the rest of my SES-10 launch photos.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched EchoStar XXIII on 16 March 2017 at 2:00 a.m. from Launch Complex-39A at Kennedy Space Center as seen in this time exposure from the beach at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Click to view more.
A gathering of space fans atop Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral eagerly await the first launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The Apollo missions to the Moon and all the Space Shuttle missions were launched from 39A and its nearby twin, 39B. SpaceX leased 39A for commercial use after the retirement of the Space Shuttle. As the 10:01 a.m. launch time rolled around on 18 February 2017 everything pointed toward getting […]
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: Commercial Resupply, CRS-10, Exploration Tower, International Space Station, ISS, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Launch Complex 39A, NASA, Port Canaveral, Thrust Vector Control, TVC
Three Roseate Spoonbills overflew the NASA Causeway viewing area at Kennedy Space Center at dusk on Saturday, 21 November 2016. Observed while waiting for the launch of GOES-R.
The new Heroes and Legends exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) melds the old U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, which originally was its own facility six miles to the west of KSCVC, with the history of early spaceflight exhibit that used to be onsite at the Visitor Complex. The new exhibit displays artifacts from the Mercury and Gemini programs along with pop culture visions of spaceflight side-by-side with dramatic, high tech 3-D simulations of early space flight […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: Alan Shepard, Astronaut Hall of Fame, Bob Crippen, Boeing, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Frank Borman, Gemini, Gemini 9A, Gene Cernan, George Takei, Gerald Carr, Gus Grissom, Heroes and Legends, John Glenn, Kennedy Space Center, Lost in Space, Mercury Control, Mercury Program, Mercury Seven, Mercury-Atlas, Mercury-Redstone, Michael Collins, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rocket Garden, Sigma 7, Star Trek, Tom Stafford, Wally Shirra
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 configuration rocket launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission for NASA at 7:05 p.m. on 8 September 2016 from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will rendezvous with the Asteroid Bennu, study it for two years from orbit, before descending down to the surface to collect samples that will be returned to Earth for analysis. Click to view the OSIRIS-REx launch […]
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: Asteroid, Atlas V, Bennu, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Origins, OSIRIS-REx, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, SLC 41, Space Launch Complex 41, Spectral Interpretation, United Launch Alliance
The Apollo 14 command module Kitty Hawk on display at the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center. The Kitty Hawk supported Apollo 14 astronauts Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell on the third Moon landing in 1971.
A leftover Lunar Module designed to ferry two astronauts to a landing on the Moon and then back to their orbiting command ship languishes unused in the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center. Built for the Moon, the craft became the victim of budget cuts that canceled any more Apollo lunar flights after Apollo 17. Hanging near by is the Apollo 13 mission patch. Their Lunar Module never landed on the Moon, either, but instead was used as a […]