OSIRIS-REx Mission Successfully Launches Towards Bennu. On  September 8th 2016 NASA and United Launch Alliance successfully launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) Asteroid Sampling Return Mission aboard an Atlas V rocket at 7:05 pm EST. The Atlas V launched the OSIRIS-REx mission spacecraft into a hyperbolic trajectory away from Earth where it will begin a seven...
Holy Cow! NASA To Send OSIRIS-REx Satellite To Sample An Asteroid. On August 20, 2016 media was invited out to Kennedy Space Center to photograph the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and to interview a few of the mission leaders at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Below you can see the spacecraft inside the PHSF before it was encapsulated and prepared for the...
United Launch Alliance Launches A Delta IV Carrying AFSPC-6 Mission. Launching from SLC-37 at Cape Canaveral, the Delta IV rocket carried the AFSPC-6 mission into orbit. The Delta IV rocket stands at an impressive 206 feet tall and will provide about 702,000 pounds of thrust at lift-off. At the time of lift-off the Delta IV rocket will weigh 14,876 pounds,...
360 Panoramic of the Falcon 9 JCSAT 16 Launch. On Sunday August 14, 2016 SpaceX successfully launched its second mission for the Japanese satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. This mission was the JCSAT 16 and launched at 1:26 am from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After the launch SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage on...
Vero Beach Air Show 2016 On the weekend of June 25-26 thousands of people gathered at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport for the annual Vero Beach Air Show presented by Piper Aircraft, Inc. This years air show hosted about 30 aircraft including a C-17, A-10 and the Normandy veteran Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Tico Belle" from Titusville, Florida. The show even had a jet truck...