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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket roared out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. The NROL-79 mission lifted off at 9:49 a.m. PST (12:49 p.m. EST / 17:49 GMT) March 1, 2017, from Space Launch Complex 3E.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Launch Complex 39A began its third career after serving as the site for historic Apollo and Space Shuttle launches. Today it welcomed its first commercial launch, with SpaceX sending Cargo Resupply Service (CRS) 10 aboard the Dragon spacecraft perched atop the ‘Full Thrust’ Falcon 9. [Read more…]
On Friday, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will venture outside the 400-metric-ton International Space Station (ISS) on the first of two spacewalks to begin a multi-year process of upgrading the outpost’s power system. [Read more…]