A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:33 a.m. on 6 March 2018 carrying the Hispasat 30W-6 telecommunications satellite into orbit. Click for more information and images of the launch.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex temporarily exhibited one of the side boosters from the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight, which first flew on the CRS-9 International Space Station resupply mission and then flew again for a second time on Falcon Heavy. Both flights saw the booster landing at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Here the Octaweb of Merlin engines can be seen at the base of the rocket, which is heavily charred from its launch, […]
A NASA television helicopter, partially obscured by a Mercury-Redstone standing in the Rocket Garden, makes a couple of passes over the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This was seen on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, while waiting for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits bathed in spotlights on Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The rocket undergoing tests a few weeks before its launch. The bulbous fairing at the top of the rocket covering a Red Tesla sports car that will be hurled into an orbit that will reach out as far as Mars. The car standing in as a weight simulator for the rocket’s test launch. Success or failure. We should know soon.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:25 p.m. on 31 January 2018. I was not able to attend this launch due to a previous commitment so ended up having to take pictures of it from approximately 65 miles south of the launch pad. Click to view the rest of the photos.
SpaceX launched the ZUMA spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket the night of 7 January 2018. Separation of the first and second stage created a surreal multicolored light show of intermixing exhaust gasses in the night sky as the two stages maneuvered away from each other. The second stage to continue carrying the ZUMA spacecraft into orbit and the first stage maneuvering to land back at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click here to see […]
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a Dragon spacecraft on a Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-13) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to low-Earth orbit to deliver 4,800 pounds of crew supplies, science and research equipment, and other cargo to and from the International Space Station for NASA at 10:36 a.m. on 15 December 2017. Seen here, following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force […]
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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver Koreasat-5A, a commercial communications satellite, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 3:34 p.m. on 30 October 2017. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage made a successful landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Click for more info and photos of the launch.